Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Everyone wants to live a healthy lifestyle that helps them look and feel their best while fortifying their immune system against viruses like Covid-19. Fortunately, many factors associated with our health fall largely into our hands. The lifestyles that we choose for ourselves and the habits that we engage with long term can determine whether we’re generally healthy or not.
Living in quarantine during the Coronavirus Pandemic, with limited ways to stay active and eat healthy may make tending to your daily health seem impossible. In an effort to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle during these strange and stressful times, we’ve put together some tips and tricks to make it easier.
The following are a few steps that you can take to make sure that you’re as healthy as you can be!
6 Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Listen to Health Advice
First, you need to listen to health advice from scientists, doctors and health professionals from around the world. This rings true now more than ever. After all, coronavirus is wreaking havoc around the world and we all have to take steps to slow its spread and flatten the curve. Take precautions. Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Use hand sanitizer. Only leave home when absolutely necessary. Stay at least six feet apart from others when you do have to leave the house. This will protect yourself and others who are vulnerable to the worst affects of the virus!
There’s a reason we’re regularly told to drink eight glasses of water a day. Staying hydrated is absolutely essential for your health and well being. Around 60% of the average adult human body is water and dehydration can lead to a number of health problems. Water is cheap and easily accessible, so there really is no reason to fall short of your daily recommendation! You can also top up your water levels by eating moisture-rich foods like tomatoes, cucumber, melon and more. Try filling a water bottle and bringing it with you wherever you go. Set a reminder on your phone to take drinks from it every hour. 64 oz a day is recomended for those looking to lead a healthy lifestyle both during and after the covid-19 pandemic are over.
Quit Bad Habits
If you have any bad habits, it’s important that you identify them, acknowledge that you’ve been engaging with them and accept that you need to quit for your own health and well being. Whatever bad habits you’ve formed over the course of your lifetime, whether it’s the abuse of drugs and alcohol or smoking cigarettes, they have a serious, negative impact on your overall health and well being. There are a variety of different things you can do to help yourself quit bad habits and form new healthier habits.
If you are looking to end and addiction, you can reach out to support groups, youu can visit outpatient rehab, and you can ask advice from your doctor. Quarantine offers a unique opportunity to break bad habits away from triggers and individuals who may make quitting activities like smoking otherwise difficult or impossible. Take advantage of your alone time!
Develop a Skincare Routine
So few people have a set skincare routine. If you find yourself stuck with extra time on your hands and nothing to do, consider easing your boredom by researching and creating the ideal skincare routine for your skin type. Having a good cleanser, toner and moisturizer on hand can help to tackle issues such as dryness, oiliness and spots . First, you need to identify your skin type. The four basic skin types are “normal skin”, dry skin, oily skin and combination skin. Normal skin is commonly seen as the most desirable type of skin, as it is usually relatively problem free. People with this skin type rarely experience excess dryness or oil production. Dry skin is how it sounds – it produces lower levels of sebum than “normal” skin, which creates a rough or dull texture to your skin and feelings of tightness. Next, there’s oily skin, which is essentially the opposite of dry skin, generating excessive levels of sebum. This can result in greasiness. Then there is combination skin, a complex skin type which combines elements of all the skin types listed so far. Once you know your skin type, you can find the right products to tackle any problems you may be experiencing.Imagine how wonderful it will feel to come out of the Covid-19 quarantine looking better than when it began.
Make Sure You Get Your Vitamins and Minerals
A healthy and balanced diet is extremely important. You should meet, and not exceed, your recommended daily calorie intake. You should make sure the plate is balanced. But for now, let’s focus on vitamins and minerals in particular. The best way to do this is eating sufficient fresh fruit and vegetables. If you can’t get a hold of fresh fruit on a regular basis at the moment, you can stock up on frozen fruit and vegetables, as well as tinned fruits and vegetables. These hold their nutritional value and have a long shelf life.
Remember Your Mental Health
Of course, physical health is important. But you need to remember your mental health too. Check your emotions. Reach out for help if you’re feeling down. You can also carry out activities such as meditation and mindfulness to help relieve feelings of anxiety or stress, which are increasingly common during this pandemic. If you are experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety or even feelings of depression, learn more about how meditating can boost your mood in this article from BetterHelp. If you’re concerned, you can also reach out to your doctor, support groups and helplines. You’re never alone!
These are a few different steps you can take to lead a much happier and healthier lifestyle. Some steps are going to be more difficult than others. But all are possible and feasible. So, get started right now to start reaping the benefits as soon as possible!