How to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus
Our country is going through a challenging time right now with COVID-19. COVID-19 has put many people’s lives on pause and requires everyone to change their daily routines. However, everyone needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically, to boost their immune systems, which is critical at a time like this.
Here are five ways to stay healthy during this difficult time:
Keep a Positive Mindset
It is imperative to keep a positive mindset while at home. One way to do that is to look at all of the silver linings that come from a crisis like this. For example, people are spending more time with family, and they get to rest and relax a little. Now that things have changed, people have the opportunity to consider what they always took for granted, like school, restaurants, and parties. These are things that we will most likely never take for granted again. Another thing that helps us keep a healthy mindset is by turning off the news. The news makes many people anxious, as it consists only of bad news about the virus. This often overwhelms most people, so it is good to turn off the news for a bit. All of these tips can help you keep a healthy mindset. And remember, this won’t last forever! It will all be over eventually!
Watch What You Eat
Being stuck at home can cause many people to snack more often because they are simply bored. Try as hard as possible to not give in to those cravings; most people end up regretting what they eat and don’t feel well afterward. One way to prevent eating the unhealthy things in your pantry is by pulling out a piece of fruit or a vegetable to snack on, but make sure to wash it before eating it! Multiple people touch lots of food in supermarkets, so it is crucial to make sure the food you’re eating is clean. Ordering takeout or delivery is another way to eat a great meal. Plus, this will help restaurants profit as well during this challenging time!
Just because the gym is closed does not mean that working out is impossible. The wild outdoors is a perfect place to get all the physical activity you need! Try going for a walk, a run, or even ride a bike. Another way to stay active is at-home workouts. Thousands of online workout videos and apps will get your heart pumping and keep you moving while inside the house. Here are some great options. It’s essential for everyone, including the people in your home, to stay active, so ask a family member to workout with you. That way you can spend time with family and get exercise all at once!
Do What Makes You Happy
The pause in our everyday life might be difficult, but it allows us to do activities we haven’t had time to do. Binge that Netflix series, catch up on sleep, learn to play an instrument, paint a picture, bake a cake, or even play a game with your family. There is much extra time in everyone’s day now that school is off, and those hours must be filled somehow! So keep yourself busy and do something you love!
Keep Clean and Stay Apart
The last piece of advice is obvious, but also the most important: keep yourself clean. It is crucial to sanitize whenever you get the chance. If you come home from being outside or even touch something other people have, wash your hands for twenty seconds, cleaning with warm water and soap in between your fingers. The virus can enter one’s body through things like physical contact or if someone sick sneezes and coughs on a public surface. It is important to note that not everyone feels the symptoms of coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have it. Therefore, it is still vital for everyone to keep clean to prevent the virus from spreading to those at risk. Also, stay at least six feet away from people in general, especially those with underlying conditions or symptoms of the virus. Let’s stop this spread together by staying clean and staying at home!
These are a few simple tips to ensure that you will stay as happy and healthy as possible during this crisis.
Source: nutrition.org, eatright.org, The Guardian, WRDW, CDC