Covid and Fitness

Covid and Fitness

As we spend more time at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s easy to forget our daily activity routine. At the Peak Group Global and at the Peak Physique Hot Yoga studios, we follow the directions and advice of the medical experts and the Federal or State legislation and we implement the relevant Covid Safe plans. Currently these allow hot yoga and other exercise to continue under social distancing guidelines.

We believe that it is especially important to stay active during this time. Regular exercise is good for both our physical and mental health. It has many benefits including:

  • reducing the risk of health conditions such as stroke and heart disease
  • controlling weight
  • reducing stress and anxiety
  • improving sleep

At the Peak Group Global we follow the Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) guidelines. They remind all Australians that exercise remains as important as ever to help keep our population healthy. “Most Australians are currently nervous about the potential impact of COVID-19, and we wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone that we should still consider physical activity for two key reasons. Firstly, research does show that exercise can support our immune system and secondly, exercise is proven to support our mental health,” explains Anita Hobson-Powell, Chief Executive Officer of ESSA. Some contemporary evidence shows that leading a physically active lifestyle reduces the incidence of communicable (e.g., bacterial and viral infections) and non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer), implying that immune competency is enhanced by regular exercise bouts. “We all understand that exercise supports our physical health, however, during times of crisis such as this, it is the first activity we tend to ignore. Being active can not only keep us healthy, it can also help us fight off infection.”

Peak Group Global follows ESSA’s guidelines which are:

  • Be aware of your own health. If you do have symptoms of COVID-19, please follow the Department of Health’s directions.
  • If you are nervous about attending a yoga studio, physical gym or exercise facility, contact the provider to understand what measures are in place for hygiene.
  • If you are in self-isolation, this doesn’t not mean you have to stop exercising. In fact, this is a great time to move more and keep your body and mind healthy. Consider doing your Yoga online.
  • Trust an accredited exercise professional who has the expertise and education to help you stay fit and healthy. All our Instructors have Master Yoga Certification qualifications. 

Find out more about the benefits of exercise in general, visit the Exercise Right website.