Having to evacuate creates the “perfect storm” for stress. No matter how prepared you are, the sudden change in your schedule, having to pack up and the concern for the outcome can easily get your nerves excited if you let it.

But it doesn’t have to.

In addition to practicing meditation, a quick 20-minute workout routine will help to relieve stress and clear your mind. We know that when you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which will naturally help you feel better and think more clearly. Further, it is easy to break your workout streak and slip into a few days of skipping workouts. As you probably know, once you miss a few sessions, it is a bit harder to get back into your regular routine. So why allow yourself to get into a slump?

You don’t have to. Just do this 20-Minute Hurricane Evacuation Total Body Workout Routine every other day that you are out of town to keep your mind straight and your body in top shape during this challenging time period.

It will all be good in the end.

Hurricane Evacuation Workout Routine

For this 20-minute circuit total body workout routine, perform each exercise for 90 seconds. Do as many as you can in this time period. Take a 30 second to 1 minute break between workouts, and then proceed to the next one. Repeat the circuit one more time. 

Reverse Crunch – Click to view the video

Start with strengthening your core, as you are the “core strength” for your family during this evacuation.

Muscles Worked: Abs, lower back.

Push Ups – Click to view the video

You can’t beat this quick, total body workout.

Muscles Worked: Pectorals, triceps, biceps, shoulders.

Wall Sits – Click to view the video

Hold for 100 seconds! Focus all of your stress into the burn in your legs!

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, core muscles.

Back and Forth Lunges – Click to view the video

Alternate between going back and forth. 

Muscles Worked: Glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, core muscles.

Repeat the circuit!

Good luck with making it through this storm. Remember, that you have to keep yourself healthy in order to better take care of others.