4. Save intense exercise until you feel recovered.
If you stress your cardiovascular system (from seight or HIIT training) when you have acute inflammation, you increase your risk of serious complications such as myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). You can tell that you have acute inflammation if you have systemic symptoms such as a fever, muscle aches, nausea, headaches, or if you have respiratory symptoms such as a productive cough or breathlessness.
5. Exercise will help your mental health.
Recognise that it is a stressful time. You might be in isolation, unable to work and possibly caring for an unwell family (or recovered children who are terrorising the household and raiding the pantry when you’re not looking)! Small, gentle movements will greatly increase your mood and perspective for the day.
Get good quality sleep and for as long as you can. Focus on healthy routines that you know promote your best sleep. Our household all went to bed earlier than usual and slept in. I put my phone in another room and finally read a book!
Jot down a plan on how to get back to your training. This may look as simple as a Calmé, BeYoga or a walk for the week. Just be prepared to be flexible and adjust the plan if your body is not ready.