2020 has been a strange year so far. The global pandemic caused by Covid-19 has thrown many into a period of uncertainty that they didn’t think they’d be in this year. Even though it has been a difficult time, it has also been a catalyst for many people to become fit and focus on their health. Today we look into how many have been getting fit during the unprecedented times of 2020.
Many people have had to find alternative methods to their usual hobbies of exercise. The first thing people have been doing is, of course, running. Running is a method of getting fit that doesn’t require anything or anyone else apart from running shoes. It’s also easy to social distance while getting fit running. Also, the chance of catching the virus while running is minimal. Many have found themselves enjoying the benefits of running during this time on apps such as Strava, which enables you to track your pace, mileage, and progress. Even now, with sports clubs and gyms re-opening, we are seeing more people than ever running on the roads.
During the height of the lockdown, others who have struggled getting fit have gone in the opposite direction as above have used online services such as Netflix and even more so online casinos. These sites not blocked by Gamstop promise that your gambling experience won’t be limited by any self-exclusion scheme, and that it is a 24/7 service offering one of the largest varieties of your classic casino games on the market.
Cycling has been another healthy hobby people have been participating in during 2020. In fact, according to Forbes, bike sales increased by 63% during lockdown due to many people desiring to increase their fitness. Just looking at the roads, the number of bikers seen was extraordinary compared to life before the lockdown.
The final way we have seen many people keeping fit through lockdown has been through the use of online fitness classes through either social media or zoom calls. This was made famous by Joe Wicks, who had many people tuning into his daily calls and exercising with him. It has enabled people to stay fit in the comfort of their own homes with very little cost, a very effective way to exercise during lockdown.