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10TV: How to Modify Your At-Home Workouts During COVID-19 Outbreak

Being stuck at home behind a computer screen all day can make finding the motivation to exercise tough.

Luckily, Amy Kleski, a clinical exercise physiologist at the OhioHealth McConnell Heart Health Center, has a few tips and tricks for getting your body up and moving during the stay-at-home order.  Kleski shared those tips with 10TV Commit to Be Fit reporter Molly Brewer.

Instead of trying to mentally keep track of exercises, Kleski suggests writing them down on index cards and setting a timer for an hour instead. When the timer goes off, pull out an index card and do the exercise before getting back to work.

But what about essential workers who don’t have the option of working from home?

For people with a heavy workload, Kleski suggests focusing on “The Big Three” each day. “The Big Three” consists of doing 10 reps of three different exercises that hit all the major muscle groups twice. This can include squats, lunges, pushups and something to target your upper back.

Maintaining these three muscle groups will help give you the lean muscle mass needed for getting through the work day.

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