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These days, you may find yourself around the house more because of COVID-19. You may be working from home frequently or indefinitely. However, it’s no excuse to let your health and wellness slip through the cracks and stop taking good care of yourself.
It’s more important than ever that you focus on yourself when life feels chaotic and unpredictable. Use the following tips to help you stay healthy at home so you can feel your best and avoid falling ill or struggling mentally. Put these habits into play, and you’ll be on your way to maintaining good health and not letting your stress take over.
Drink More Water & Less Alcohol
When you’re stuck at home, it may be tempting to drink more alcohol. Who all survived the lockdown this year with a glass (or bottle) of wine each day? LOL However, it’s likely to make you feel sluggish because you won’t get as good of sleep and may cause you to skip your workouts. Instead, focus on drinking more water and staying hydrated throughout the day. Water has many health benefits that you shouldn’t overlook. Make sure your drinking water is clean and safe by using a filter system at home. For example, this page on the Filtap site explains how it works and reasons why the filter is a must-have.
It’s also essential that you make time for exercise and get your heart rate up when you’re stuck at home. You can set up a gym in your basement or head out for a walk or run in your neighborhood. There are also plenty of online classes and videos you can stream that will walk you through at-home routines to help you stay fit and strong. There are many in home exercises you can do without actually needing traditional gym equipment (but don’t your pet for this like the GIPHY above LOL). Move more by taking breaks throughout your day to walk around and stretch, especially if you’re always sitting at the computer. Or you could even get an adjustable desk so you can stand while working and move your legs. It may help if you track your daily steps so you know how much more you must do to stay on track.
Reach Out & Stay Connected
Stay healthy at home during these uncertain times by remembering to reach out and connect with others. Isolating yourself and disconnecting from your loved ones and the world may be harmful to your health and well-being. Technology makes it easy to send an email or text or hop on a video call and see and speak with your loved ones. Maintain these relationships and connections so that you feel less lonely and can exchange ideas and advice on various topics.
Slow Your Roll on Social Media
Social media can adversely affect your mental health. Most people only post the best seconds of our days on social media. What you don’t see is the other 23 hours and 59 minutes of mess that is life. Limit yourself to only certain times and time limits on social media.
Maintain A Sleep Schedule
It may be easy to sleep in or stay up late when you’re around the house all week. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. For example, come up with a relaxing bedtime routine and go to bed and get up each day around the same time. Find a balance so that you’re not sleeping too much or too little. It’s a wise idea to stay off your electronics late at night and instead read a book or take a warm shower. You want to relax your mind and thoughts instead of stimulating your brain before you try to close your eyes and go to sleep.
These are just some tips for staying healthy at home. Other quick tips are to make sure to wash your hands especially after running errands, clean high traffic areas often, and don’t leave food out to spoil. Don’t stress out implementing these all at once. Try them out and see which ones work for you and let me know in the comments below.
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