Healthy lifestyle during Covid 19 – Some good advice
In the Covid 19 climate, living a healthy lifestyle is vital to staying strong, focussed and energised. It’s getting easier and easier to sit on the sofa, eat bad foods, and not exercise. In this article, we will look at how to live a healthy lifestyle during Covid 19.
Exercise daily for good health
Exercise is vital to maintain physical and mental performance. Now we are all working from home, we are missing out on exercise we took for granted. For example, most people normally get at least 15 minutes of walking in the fresh air to the train station or office. Over a period of a week, that’s a lot of steps!
So make sure you get up at the same time, go for a walk and get some fresh air. Remember, try and keep it within your daily allowance of 1 hour to protect others around you. There are plenty of home workouts all over the internet which you can do with your body (no additional equipment). It’s a chance to work on your muscular endurance. See more information on home workouts here.
Work on your Diet
Now more than ever, we need to work on our diets. Getting your 5 a day is crucial. Fruit and Vegetables contain vital nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals which keep up the body’s defences. It’s easy to slip into bad habits during lock-down, like only having a couple of meals a day or surviving off frozen microwave meals.
Our advice is to stick to your normal routine as much as possible when it comes to eating. Having at least three meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You can also consider taking vitamin supplements to help your bodies defences. Try to aim to get a balance between proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Have a look at how important vitamins are for your body here.
Separate work time and free time
When do you normally have your lunch at work? 1:00pm? Then close your laptop and put your phone away at 1:00pm. You wouldn’t normally be on call so don’t do the same now.
Read a book, learn a language, play Call of Duty and give yourself the lunch break you need. As well as our body’s we need to look after our minds. Mental health is just as important and being constantly on-call can be more stressful than being in the office.
Talk to your friends and family
It’s a tough time for all of us and can be mentally straining. We need to keep communication up now more than ever. We live in the age of technology so we can talk to our friends and family with ease. Even if it’s a 10-minute call just to check-in, it’s worth doing. Talking to people will make you and them feel better. Let them know how your day has gone, how your work or business is going, tell them you miss them! It’s a hard and lonely time, trust me they will appreciate it.
There is always an opportunity to succeed in dark times and it will define you as a person. Will you mope about and let opportunities slip past or will you rise to the challenge. What is your opportunity? Will you finally learn a new language? Work on your side hustle? Get ahead of the game at work? Don’t let this Virus stop you from being your healthy and happy self.