With Singapore in Circuit Breaker mode due to Covid-19 pandemic, there can be a struggle for those who are looking to stay healthy throughout this period. Fear during these unprecedented times has left many of us stressed, socially isolated or just plain bored. There is no denying that our lives have turned upside down. But, there are things that we can all do to make these days better and to stay healthy. Here are some activities that you can do to stay healthy during the Covid-19 Circuit Breaker.
Activity #1 – Break a Sweat with Online Workouts
The closure of gyms since 7 April has left many hunkered down at home during the Covid-19 Circuit Breaker. While gyms and exercise studios may have closed their doors, there are still plenty of ways for you to sweat it out at home. Though switching to a home workout routine isn’t easy, you’ll be quick to find out just how fun and convenient it is to work out from the comforts of your own home.
Now that most of us are working from home, there is definitely more time for us to sleep in as we do not need to travel for work. Unlike gym sessions where you are locked into a class, you can now choose to work out on your own schedule. The convenience of our Wi-Fi connections has also allowed online workouts to be done almost anywhere.
Working out at home also gives you privacy with yourself and your laptop screen. There is no fear of judgement that you might get when you step foot into a gym. Most importantly, working out at home can be free. There are tons of free workout videos at home for you to choose based on your preferred intensity, and the area you wish to workout. All without gym equipment.
Activity #2 – Yoga
Due to Covid-19, we find ourselves living in a time of uncertainty. The lack of control in one’s life is often a primary trigger for stress. With more people working from home, many have found themselves working extended hours and attending video meetings to another. And all these can build up to stress, which can ultimately affect your mental well-being.
Working from home can get stressful at times and stress is one of the major factors that affect productivity. Yoga is one of the best ways to combat stress and its negative effects. Studies have shown that by practising yoga, your body reduces cortisol, which is the stress hormone.
Heavy workload and endless meetings can create mental clutter, hindering your decision-making skills. It can impede your concentration on tasks at hand. By practising yoga, it can help you become more alert, focused and productive. It also improves your blood circulation in the brain, improving brain function. You can easily reap the benefits of yoga just by doing a simple 10 to 20-minute session a day!
Activity #3 – Cycling
Cycling is one of the best ways to improve your health, especially during the Covid-19 period. The benefits of cycling are almost endless. Cycling is now being promoted as one of the safer ways to get around, and also as a form of exercise.
Cycling raises your heart rate and gets the blood pumping around your body. A half-hour bike ride can also easily burn between 200 to 500 calories, limiting your chances of being overweight. Not forgetting to mention, by riding a bike, you are actually being exposed to fewer dangerous fumes than those who travel by car. Cycling combines physical exercise with being outdoors and exploring new views. Riding solo gives you time to process your worries and stress and letting them out.
However, do keep in mind to ride solo and to go home once you have completed your daily exercise. You do not need to wear a mask while riding your bike.
If you are considering using a bike for commute, you might find yourself arriving to work faster than usual. Bikes deliver you to your destination within more or less of a minute of when you expected, often with a smile on your face. Riding a bicycle gets you places fast while keeping you in touch with the environment and the people around you.
CarryMe Compact Foldable Bike
If you are considering cycling as a form of commute and for exercise, why not try a foldable bike? With many living in small spaces at home due to most of us working from home, there just isn’t much space in our households to fit in a full-sized bike. The foldable bike then becomes an option.
The CarryMe is the world’s lightest folding bike. You can fold it down easily in less than 15 seconds. The CarryMe is also public-transport friendly. When folded down, the dimensions are 32cm (H) x 25cm (W) x 93cm (L). You can wheel the CarryMe with its two small rear wheels at the back.
Whether you are commuting to work, riding out for a cycle or even grocery shopping, you can bring your CarryMe along. Riding the CarryMe Foldable Bike minimises your contact with others and keeping a safe distance away from them.
CarryAll Foldable Tricycle
Can’t balance on 2 wheels? Try the CarryAll! The CarryAll is a compact foldable tricycle with 3 wheels. It is designed for active seniors, people who do not know how to cycle or young adults or child with special needs. The stable three-wheeled design offers a stable and safe ride for anyone who hasn’t cycled before or just wants a slow and steady ride. Weighing at only 10.3kg, the CarryAll is the lightest foldable tricycle in the market.
The CarryAll has three 8-inch wheels, with 1 front wheel and 2 rear wheels. This offers a sturdy wheelbase for riders who cannot balance on two-wheeled bicycles. The CarryAll Folding Tricycle also has a very low frame stepover, which enables both the young and adults to step on and off the bike easily and safely.
If you are looking for a slow and steady bike, and you do not know how to cycle, the CarryAll Foldable Tricycle is the one for you!
Might Velo is the official distributor for Pacific Cycles in Singapore and Southeast Asia. We also the only bike shop in SouthEast Asia that gives you 9 frame colours to choose from for the CarryMe model. The CarryMe is currently going at a special promo price of S$999 (U.P S$1,119).
The CarryAll Folding Tricycle is now back in stock! It comes in 2 colours for you to choose from – Slate Grey and Khaki Brown. The CarryAll is also on sale! It is going at a promotion price of S$1,299 (U.P S$1,499).
While the Covid-19 Circuit Breaker in Singapore is still ongoing, our retail store at 239 Lavender Street will be closed till the measures are lifted, or when we are allowed to open. However, our online store remains open! You can check out the various bike models here at shop.mightyvelo.com. For further enquiries, feel free to message us on Instagram or Facebook! Till then, stay safe and ride solo!
Updated 20/10/2020: Our retail store has been relocated to 30 Tai Seng Street, BreadTalk IHQ #02-14, S534013. We are open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm.