A friendly line of conversation these days goes toward whether the recent stay-at-home times have left people feeling fitter or fatter. All of us seem to know folks who came down on one side of that scale or the other. One of the remarkable things about this conversation – and we are grateful for it – is the good humor people show when they comment on it.
That sense of humor is not only a better frame of mind in which to spend time, but also a step along the road to fitness, for those who are looking to do a little catching up. A positive attitude is definitely the place to start, and here among the luxury homes at Avondale Estates, our neighbors have plenty of advantages in that direction.
Beyond a Good Attitude
Of course, single-family homes have an edge for at-home workouts, because even at-home doesn’t have to mean indoors. Here at Avondale East, we have the options of our own yard, plus a couple of park areas, where thoughtful neighbors are observing the temporary distancing that is called for these days.
Just about everything good that we get from exercise gets better when we do it outdoors. The change in routine itself brings training benefits, because we are not repeating the same workouts the same way. Beyond that, a host of other benefits come to us when we move our fitness routine outdoors. This option is almost always available to the fortunate folks who make their homes in Avondale Estates.
Natural light generates essential vitamin D, improves our mood, and, for the many people who’ve grown weary of stay-at-home time, it can be the turning point to a positive outlook. Air quality outdoors is generally two to five times better than indoors, too. Uneven terrain tests the sense of balance and the body’s response to those subtle signals as we exercise.
Taking the in-Home Workout Up a Notch
Lots of the residents of the single-family homes of Avondale Estates – and particularly here among the luxury homes at Avondale East – have discovered recently that TV and video links offer a way to enjoy their workouts from a fresh perspective, in the surroundings they chose for themselves.
One of our favorite resources online has come from an established team of Atlanta personal trainers at Eclipse 1-on-1. During the recent stay-at-home precautions, they began to offer – in conjunction with Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta – a series of half-hour metabolic workouts to do at home, known at Get UP Atlanta.
The Value in Fitness
The spirit of enterprise and sense of service that initiatives such as this demonstrate are character strengths our community has had for as long as anybody can remember. The new forms they take, to meet the new demands of today, are one more sign of the value people find when they choose Avondale Estates, whether for living or investing – or both.
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