COVID-19 has transformed our daily lives. Due to the health risks the virus poses and to control the outbreak, many countries were forced to shut down establishments temporarily and implement lockdowns. While these measures have helped reduce the spread of the virus, the shift towards the “new normal” has severely affected the daily routine of millions of people.
In the Philippines, people who usually go to the gym had to adjust when fitness establishments had to close down due to community quarantine. Fortunately, gyms and fitness centers have since been allowed to partly reopen again.
However, even as the government relaxes quarantine rules, the risk of getting infected is still high. In fact, the number of cases in the country (over 300,000, as of September 2020) is now the highest in Southeast Asia and the 20th highest in the world.
Fitness is an essential part of one’s overall health, but until a vaccine becomes available, the safer option is to do your workouts at home. If you don’t have gym equipment, don’t fret: here are some of the best home workout programs to help you stay active during this period.