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Staying Sedentary During Lockdown Can Damage Your Health

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 28: A mother, who is temporarily working from home, and her daughter, home after her university was temporarily closed, sit on a couch at their laptop computers at their home during the coronavirus crisis on March 28 in Berlin, Germany.The coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are having a fundamental impact on society, government and the economy in Germany. Public life has been restricted to the essentials in an effort by authorities to slow the spread of infections. Hospitals are scrambling to increase their testing and care capacity. An economic recession seems likely as economic activity is slowed and many businesses are temporarily closed. Schools, daycare centers and universities remain shuttered. And government, both federal and state, seek to mobilize resources and find adequate policies to confront the virus and mitigate its impact. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

It’s tempting to become a full-on couch potato during a lockdown – but health experts warn that it’s important to stay active, even when you’re cooped up inside.

Experts warn that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to health problems in as little as two weeks.

The solution? Stay active with indoor exercise like resistance training or yoga, and make sure to eat lots of protein to maintain your muscle strength.

How have you kept active during the lockdown? Do you wear a mask when exercising outside?

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