If you’re planning on applying for a Cabin Crew position it’s vital that you’re fit – Cabin Crew fit!
It may not seem like being crew is a particularly physically demanding job – however, don’t be fooled! You’ll be on your feet for long periods of time, and bending and stretching continuously as you carry out your duties.
It may not seem like exercise is important right now, and in the current crisis it might br hard to get motivated. However regular exercise can help your mins as well as your body, and has so many health benefits:
- Helping you control your weight. While the idea that you have to be model-thin to be crew is an outdated myth, maintaining a healthy weight for your height and frame is important for overall health.
- Reducing your risk of illness. Exercise strengthens your heart and improves your circulation, and reduces your risk of chronic illness.
- Improving your mental health and mood. During exercise, your body releases ‘happy hormones’ that can improve your mood and make you feel more relaxed.
- Helping your sleep. Exercising can help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer
Pre-pandemic many of us used a gym membership or attended classes, something we’re no longer able to do. However, there are plenty ways to get fit in the comfort of your own home!
Here’s our advice to help you stay Cabin Crew fit and ready to apply for the job of your dreams!
Use What You Have at Home!
Exercising at at home can be restrictive, right? Wrong! All you need to do is use your imagination and get creative.
- Use your stairs! Walk up and down for a cardio workout, or use them to do some tricep dips or step ups.
- How about dining chairs? Or garden chairs? Try a seated squat – add in dumbbells to challenge yourself when you stand up each rep.
- You don’t need a gym to perform simple, effective exercises such as sit ups or push ups. Throw a mat or towel on the floor and you’re all set!
Use Free Online Resources
YouTube is one of the best free resources out there for free workout ideas – there are literals thousands of workouts to follow. These are in pretty much any area you could think of, and many of them are very good!
Following online fitness coaches and bloggers on Social Media. As well as giving you motivation and inspiration, they’ll sometimes post workout tips and routines on their channels.
Get your Stretch On!
Yoga and Pilates are some of the easiest workouts to do at home with no equipment needed – except for a mat or a towel to lie on.
As well as being very good for your state of mind, this type of exercise improves your stretching ability and flexibility – which could really help you out when it comes to the Cabin Crew Reach Test!
Make the Most of Chores!
Did you know you can burn around 165 calories an hour just doing general chores?
Cleaning the house and doing chores such as hoovering, dusting and tidying up can definitely count as exercise.
Ramp it up by challenging yourself to complete tasks faster, or pop on some music you love to get you moving and keep you motivated!
Did you know that skipping is one of the best forms of cardio exercise? You can pick up a rope for next to nothing and do it at your own pace.
Old-school aerobics are also very easy to do at home, and the addition of a step-up routine (you don’t need to purchase one, a low sturdy school or your stairs will do just as well!) can really help your fitness! Leg warmers and neon headbands optional…
If you’re new to regular exercise of haven’t exercised in a while then remember to build up gradually to avoid the risk of any injury.
Even 15-30 minutes a day is enough to start off with – and you’ll soon see the benefits.
If you can get outdoors for exercise for a walk or a jog we would heartily recommend this also – fresh air and sunlight can do wonders for your health. But remember to stay safe, and to follow the government guidelines with hand-washing and social distancing.