The new year’s here! With how new year’s resolutions always go, you or someone you know might have sworn to embrace a healthier lifestyle. It might work, it might not, but it’s easier to do while at home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us look at different ways to stay healthy at home. Others think that cleaner air is the way to go, which is why cleaning air vents is their thing. There are those who think that staying physically active is a top priority, so they are into exercise and doing more social distancing and fewer interactions.
All of those are correct. You’ll inevitably want to clean your home of allergens, while you’re exercising and keeping yourself fit. To have a clearer picture, we have compiled a list of tips for you to browse through.
Take Short Breaks from Work
Due to the pandemic, there are a lot of companies that have taken to letting their employees work remotely. Sitting throughout the day is unhealthy, though, and in the office, you can’t frequently get up and move around.
It’s a different thing at home. There are a lot of things you can do during the small breaks you take from work. You can fix yourself a healthy snack, walk around your home, or even take a small stroll outside, just to enjoy the fresh air.
Remember, wherever you might be working, it’s good to have 3-4 minutes of physical activity with a slight intensity. It’s meant to get your muscles moving and your blood circulating properly.
Regular Exercise Can Do Wonders
While we’re on the topic of physical activity, remember the importance of exercise, especially during this time of the pandemic. There are benefits to having a physically active lifestyle. For one, it will help you improve your body — high blood pressure, weight management, and reducing the risk of heart disease becomes easier with regular physical activity.
Aside from relieving these, it can also alleviate the negative effects of COVID-19. All those health problems can become worse if you get hit by the coronavirus.
Become Healthier by Eating
People hiding from the pandemic will know that having emergency stocks of food is a must. You surely wouldn’t want to run out of food at the most crucial time.
You shouldn’t grab any food you fancy. What if it’s all junk food and sweets? It’s defeating the purpose of staying healthy during the pandemic. You should stock up instead with supplies that are good for your body. Create meals that have at least produce, protein, and starch. Grains and fresh produce are recommended.
If you plan on buying canned or frozen goods for emergency purposes, at least choose those that have low saturated fat, salt, and unnecessary sugars. Choose those with lessened portions of these, and you’ll have your pandemic supply all handled.
Managing Stress and Sleep
You’d think that the pandemic will allow people to catch up on their sleep and have enough rest — well, not everyone is that lucky. During the pandemic, people have a lot of things on their minds particularly because of how unsure everything else. On one hand, you may be enjoying a relative sense of security, but not everyone has that luxury.
Instead, you should try to lessen the sense of anxiety you’ve got on thinking about how everything might be faring. You should take some yoga and meditation; these are great for managing stress. If you have a good connection for streaming some videos, all the better.
Cleaning your Home
The most important thing to do, especially during the pandemic, is to maintain cleanliness. You should always carry a handy hand sanitizer with you. You should also keep your hands clean, as well as carry a mask with you. But what about your home? What should you do about that?
Keeping your home clean is always good. If it’s not COVID-19, then you should protect your home from other viruses like cold and flu. Household cleaners are good protection against most viruses. They are not guaranteed to work against COVID-19, but it’s a virus; these cleaners, when used properly, will always work.
If someone in your household is sick, you should keep them isolated until they get better. Social distancing will still work in the home.
These are just the bare minimum you need to do to keep a healthy environment in your home. If you’ve got your own set of tactics to use, then, follow them. Always remember to keep your family in your mind when you’re trying to stay healthy for them.