What Can We Do to Survive This Pandemic?
With many of us stuck at home in isolation, COVID-19 has without a doubt impacted our lives in more ways than we ever imagined.
For some of us, being at home has become more of a disadvantage particularly when it comes to fighting certain temptations.
From eating a lot of junk food to not exercising, trying to stay healthy has become more of a challenge than a daily routine and if we’re not careful enough, we are, in a way, compromising our health by making our body more susceptible to disease.
How can we keep ourselves healthy so we can survive this pandemic?
Below are a couple of useful and effective tips you can try:
Staying at home is not an excuse for a poor diet.
We should instead be more cautious about what we eat at a time like this because we need to keep ourselves healthy.
Add more green leafy veggies and fruits to your daily diet so you can get all the vitamins and nutrients the body needs to maintain a strong immune system. Try to stay away from too much fat and sugar whenever possible.
It would also be advisable to take supplements that help boost the immune system because a healthy immune system is crucial when you’re facing a pandemic.
The temporary closure of gyms as part of safety protocols has somehow given some people an excuse to become less active and the truth is, you don’t have to go to the gym to “sweat it out.”
You can keep an active lifestyle even when you’re at home. You just have to be a little more resourceful.
YouTube offers a ton of exercise videos you can perform right in the middle of your living room. It’s also worth noting that avoiding crowds does not mean you have to avoid nature as well.
Go for a brisk walk or a quick run in the morning if you have to. Just make sure to stay away from crowded areas and you’re good to go.
Get adequate sleep
There’s no question that getting enough sleep is essential to good health because a lack of it can also compromise your immune system.
Studies have shown that people who don’t get enough as well as good quality sleep are likely to get sick especially when exposed to a virus.
While the number of hours of sleep required varies per individual, 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep will go a long way in keeping yourself healthy.
Make time for self-care
Spending more time at home allows you to reassess your priorities. With more time in your hands, taking care of yourself shouldn’t be as difficult as it used to.
Take time to relax and engage in activities that promote self-care and relaxation like meditation or yoga.
Spend more time with the family by watching movies or playing games together. Psychologists have long said that personal care of one’s self promotes overall wellness, something you’ll need a lot of during these challenging times.
This pandemic doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon, all the more reason to take care of yourself through the tips provided because health and wellness are crucial if we are to survive this pandemic.