Strength training is more than just looking good.

Strong muscles make your daily activities easier and help keep your body from getting hurt. It can also improve your metabolism and help you maintain a healthy weight. But if your gym is still closed or you are working at home to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, your strength training program may need to restart.

"Making a change in weight training at home can be a challenge, but it doesn't take much to keep going, and you can get good exercise even if you have a little exercise," said Wellness Specialist Evan Thomann.

You do not need a complete set of weights

The demand for weight training equipment has grown during the COVID-19 epidemic. Because of this, hand tools can be difficult to find. But one set of weights may be enough to make a difference.

"Don't worry about getting the full set of free weights. Get what you have or use what you have now," . "It could be a set of five-pound diamond pipes or a set of 20-pound steel."

You can also use household items such as food cans, or liters of milk. These items require extra care as they can be difficult to control.

No matter how heavy your weight is or how light you are, you can make a difference in your routine to make sure you get active exercise based on your level of fitness.