Teachers recommend staying active during quarantine

Steven Keferlis, Features Editor

The quarantine has made it difficult for students to find motivation to keep active after the cancellation of most sports. However, some people in Palatine aren’t content with a sedentary lifestyle and are keen on keeping themselves active despite the circumstances.

“Now is a great time to try a new habit. Look at all the people out and about biking, running, walking, etc,” cross country coach Christopher Quick said.

Being active and going outside are like peanut butter and jelly, they go hand in hand with one another. But just because students can’t go outside doesn’t mean they need to sleep all day.

“Exercise has several benefits besides staying in shape,” gym teacher Daniel McCloskey said.

“Spending some time out in nature makes both the mind and the body active and reduces stress,” Quick said.

There are plenty of resources available and free for those who are looking for a guideline to staying active.

“There are a plethora of workout types and styles out there. There is something for everyone if you look hard enough,” McCloskey said.

“No other choice. You can either stay motivated and keep a healthy diet and regular workout routine or fall out of shape,” McCloskey said.