How to stay healthy during Quarantine
The novel coronavirus has forced us to stay indoors. Now everyone is deprived of physical communication in the hopes of stopping the spread of the virus and return quicker to our previous normality.
Staying in our homes, however, can prove itself more difficult than imagined. People are trying to find activities to keep themselves occupied and this combined with increased stress and anxiety due to the current situation results in bad eating patterns.
People eat more during times of great discomfort and uncertainty. According to Bloomberg, popcorn sales have risen by 48% this period, while sales for potato chips by 30%. That is because food is for most people a way to relieve this tension. Lisa Young, a dietitian from New York told TODAY:
When people are stressed, they tend to fall back on lazy patterns, letting the vigilance with the food go. And it’s comfort food – it’s feel-good food, it keeps them full.
Maria V., an entrepreneur, and lifestyle blogger informs us of 10 habits you can adopt to boost your immune system. Especially this period, having a strong immune system can play a catalytic role on whether you will contract the virus and, if you do, how bad your symptoms will be.
In her recent blog post, Maria stresses how crucial for our health are the simple things in life. Sleeping adequate hours can help our body regenerate and improve our emotional stability. Additionally, our mood can greatly affect our health and immune system. For this reason, it is essential that we surround ourselves with positive people and healthy vibes.
Let go of toxic people and harmful situations. Laugh more, fill your day with excitement, happiness, and joy and you will witness your body following that and gradually getting stronger and healthier.
Also, take care of your nutrition. Having a balanced diet that includes fruit, vegetables, carbs, and protein can help your body function better. Add to this 2.5L water every day and a bit of workout and you will start feeling the benefits on your body’s flexibility, strength, and even your complexion. Exercising a little bit every day can have considerable positives on you. That can be from 10 minutes stretching to a 30-minute yoga training or even an 1-hour martial arts program. You name it.
Lastly, devote some time to your own hobbies. Find things that relax you and release toxins. That can be reading a book, listening to music, singing, writing, painting or even knitting. Keeping yourself occupied with interesting activities not only will help you pass your quarantine time productively, but will also help your mood, emotional health, and immune system.
Remember that staying at home is a necessity we cannot avoid this period. However, that doesn’t mean that we should let these uncertain times bring us down. As long as we try to occupy ourselves with meaningful activities we can get over this home isolation phase stronger and wiser.