How To Stay Healthy During Lockdown
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the country taking the advice of the government and staying in their homes to avoid contact and the spread of the virus. But now that the first month is over some are struggling with staying healthy with limited outdoor access. So if you’re looking for some advice on how you can stay healthy indoors, here are 5 essentials.
You’re still able to go out once a day for exercise which means that you can go for a run or walk to stretch your leg out. If you’re not a fan of running you should consider something you can do from your home, yoga classes, for example, are still available online if you’re looking for something less intense. It’s essential to do some exercise every day to keep your body fit during extended periods of being in the home.
It’s easy to overeat when you’re in the home all day every day, which makes planning out your meals essential. It’ll also help reduce the number of times you need to visit the shops. With more time on your hands, it’s also a great time to start getting creative with what you plan to make, start using some fresh ingredients and add a little extra taste to those healthy meals.
Make Sure You’re Getting All Your Nutrients
It can be difficult to get a complete variety in your diet daily, so if your meal planning doesn’t cater to everything you need, buying some probiotic supplements and multivitamins will assure you that your body is getting everything it needs.
Add Fish to Your Diet
If you don’t eat it already, oily fish has plenty of health benefits that are more important than ever if you’re staying at home. Fish is one of the few rich sources for vitamin D, you’ll also find that fish has been proven to be good for mental health and boosts bone health and your immune system.
Drink Plenty of Water
If you’re working from home you’ll want to feel functional, staying hydrated is the best way to do this. With water, tea, coffee and squash, you can stay hydrated all day, the key is to stay away from the high sugar and caffeine after midday so it doesn’t affect your sleeping patterns. Having 8 glasses of water daily will keep you energised.