Taking care of yourself & some useful wellness habits during the coronavirus pandemic
Due to Covid-19 Pandemic people are more motivated than ever before to explore new lifestyle behaviors that promise better immunity, stronger bodies and a better and healthier life. Now we need to take care of our health and wellness through establishing new routines and practices to support healthy living. Social distancing and shelter in place orders are changing the way we learn, work, socialize and ultimately how we take care of ourselves.
Since Fitness Centers all over the world have closed their doors we need to find new ways to incorporate regular exercise in your day. There are many free online offerings from yoga to HIIT classes. It’s simply a matter of finding what will work best for you.
Create a schedule & routine
Losing our everyday schedule and routine could lead to lack of motivation and purpose as you find yourself aimlessly going through your day. It is critical to build in structure to keep you motivated, engaged and on top of your to do list.
Finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety is critical to your overall health and wellness. Please be sure to take breaks from social media, news outlets, and work throughout the day. Now that you are at home, you will need to create meaningful breaks for yourself. Find activities to engage that will help you deal with stress, anxiety and the overwhelm of uncertain times. Try taking time to read a book, keep a journal, meditate, get out into nature, explore a new hobby, etc.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Reading endless news articles and getting up to speed with work from home can be exhausting. Try to maintain regular sleep cycles by going to sleep and waking daily at approximately the same time. If your cell phone’s constant delivery of news stories and updates are keeping you up into the wee hours, consider charging your phone in another room so you can get some shuteye.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
It is often observed that stress can drive us to unhealthy eating habits. However now it is a critical time to maintain our most healthy approach to eating to give us the energy and stamina we need to deal with all the shifts and changes. Hold off on binging on junk food and take care of your mind and body by fueling it with healthy choices.
Stay Connected During Social Distancing
Since self-distancing is the new reality it is important that we find new ways to maintain our human connection. It is important that we challenge ourselves to reach out to friends and family daily to remind loved ones and friends that they are not alone.
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