Good morning, respected teachers , parents and my dear friends. My English name is Kevin. I’m from Peking University Tongwen School(JIN ZHOU). I’m 12 years old. It is an honor and a great pleasure for me to deliver this speech. My topic is “How to stay fit and active at home during the COVID-19 self-isolation.”
The COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us have to self-isolate at home.
This can have a negative effect on your physical and mental health.
I’ll give you some advice to help you and your family to stay healthy.
First, take regular breaks from continuous sitting in front of your computer, tablet, or smart phone every 20 to 30 minutes.For example, you could take a few minutes break to walk around the house, or play with your dog for a few moments.
Second, using the stairs is an extremely time-efficient way to maintain fitness.
As little as three 20-second fast stair climbs a day can improve fitness in only six weeks.
Third, Home based strength exercises can utilize your own body weight – such as push-ups, sit-ups and planks – are important for health.
Make sure you take a two to three minutes rest between sets.
Fourth, dance the COVID-19 blues away!
An increasing number of live concerts are streamed online.
Use the stress-releasing magic of music and dance at home like nobody’s watching .
Dancing is an excellent way to protect the heart and maintain fitness.
Dancing has also established mental health benefits to help us cope with the coronavirus-imposed solitude.
Creating a regular exercise routine also can be good for your mind. And a 30-minute workout might help give you something to think about outside of COVID-19.
Remember, any activity is better than none, and more activity provides more physical and mental health benefits. Thank you.