With the evolving impact of the outbreak in communities, lots of people are facing a new challenge that keeps them from going to school, office, gym, or grocery store. Here are some resources on how you can help maintain your health even just by staying at home:
For Whole-Body Health
- Make an at-home workout by selecting 3-4 exercises you can do. These may include lunges, jumping jacks, or jogging in place. Do these exercises in short bursts and repeat them 2-3 times.
- Fight stress. An unexpected change that has happened in our life right now is very stressful. Use your extra time at home to take action against stress and have a few minutes every day to meditate. You can call your relatives or friends and improve your self-hygiene for more restful sleep.
FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
- Choose Fresh And Plant-Based Foods
Start by using your fresh foods first over more shelf-stable items. This will help lessen your waste. This will also help that you’re eating as much healthy produce as possible. You can freeze the produce if you don’t think you will eat right them away. Freezing them can make it last longer. Additionally, make sure to wash vegetables and fruits.
- Limit Foods That Are High In Saturated Fat, Added Sugar, And Sodium
Try to limit the number of processed foods you purchase if you are doing your grocery shopping. If you have lots of these, you’re more likely to eat them. Processed foods are likely to be filled with saturated fats, added sugar, and sodium. These could cause health problems and unwanted weight gain. To make sure you’re making healthy choices, be sure to read the nutrition label.
- Choose Simple Yet Healthy Recipes
Working from home and taking care of a family member could be difficult. You may find it hard to have time and energy to cook. To make it easier for you, planing a simple and healthy recipe is a good way. You can double the recipe and prepare multiple meals at once. You can get your children involved in preparing these but make sure that they have their tasks that are appropriate for their ages.
Wash your hands often and properly. This is the single most important thing we can do to prevent from being infected and help prevent the spread of the virus. Wash your hands using water and soap. Make sure that you rub all the parts of your hands. When you sneeze or cough, you also need to cover it. Use a tissue and dispose it properly after or use your elbow to sneeze or cough. If you are feeling ill or sick, you need to stay at home and if you are going outside, don’t forget to wear your face mask. Avoid touching surfaces in public areas and do not touch your face, eyes, nose, or mouth with unclean hands. It is vital to avoid people who are visibly sick or have a history of close contact with people who were sick.