During the times of Covid-19, many of you are stuck at home, trying to slow down the spread of infection. With no set routine, you are either tempted to spend your whole day in pajamas, watch movies on Netflix or sleep all day long. The new normal can make it difficult for you to stay healthy as all your daily activities are interrupted. Work from home leading to missing meals and closed gyms causing you to have no exercise routine is a concerning situation. With the reopening of countries, many of you are still stuck at home either because you have lost your job or you are still choosing to work from home. Due to the continuous rise in the positive cases and no news about vaccine yet, it is very important to stay physically and mentally healthy during this time. Here are a few tips you can follow to stay healthy:
Plan a healthy meal plan and stick to it. You should have 3 meals every day. You must include as many fruits and vegetables as possible for a nutritious diet. Avoid snacking out of boredom but if at all you cannot resist opting for healthy options. Research suggests that you should eat your food mindfully and enjoy your food to the fullest. It is very easy to indulge in drinking too much alcohol while sitting idle but you must have limited drinks and instead consume the maximum amount of water for a healthy body and mind.
On a marathon to watch almost everything on Netflix? Well, it’s easy to get tempted to be awake all night and watch movies as you don’t have to wake up early for work. But you should follow a fixed routine of sleep time and wake up, preferably keep it the same as before. It is advised that adults should get a minimum of 8-9 hours of sleep and people who sleep less than that are prone to serious diseases like heart diseases and diabetes. Poor sleep routine can affect you emotionally as it makes you feel lost and lethargic.
You may not be able to exercise because the gyms are shut but it is very important to keep yourself physically fit at this time. Physical activity reduces the risk of heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, and also cancer to some extent. Opt for outdoor options such as running, cycling, or walking in the fresh air. But if due to the circumstances you cannot go out, check for online yoga, Pilates, or aerobics classes. You can also find exercise videos on YouTube or other streaming platforms.
During the present challenging times of coronavirus, many people have become victims of anxiety and stress. The sudden change in the routines, most of you are confined to your own houses all by yourself is very depressing. It is very important to have healthy mental health as well as physical health. Meditation has proven to relieve stress and calms your mind. Along with meditation, you can also do breathing exercises that help you keep your anxiety levels in control. You can take the help of many available apps also to know the right techniques and maintain good mental health.