This pandemic has changed life as we know it. In just a few months, billions of lives have been transformed. The many facets of our daily lives have changed and are currently changing, and we are forced to rethink everything--from work to travel to groceries.
For many of us, our role seems simple and straight-forward: Stay at home, social distance. However, physical distancing and quarantine can cause more than just cabin fever. It can have a serious effect on a person’s physical and mental health.
So, what can we do to keep a healthy balance of staying safe and healthy—physically and mentally in these trying times? Read on as we give you a few tips on how to practice a mindful lifestyle.
Being quarantined indoors, one of the biggest challenges we may face is to get ourselves moving. But did you know that physical activity does more than improve your physical health? A simple workout is enough to release endorphins that boost your mood and reduce stress. Gyms may be closed, but there are still plenty of options to get in a good workout at home. Be creative with your workouts and utilize whatever is available in your space. There are also a lot of fitness apps and websites to help with your at-home exercise routine.
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Mental and emotional well-being is a key aspect of health. With all the things happening around us, it’s only important that we take breaks from our usual busy day and give ourselves a breather—literally. Practicing deep breathing can make a huge difference when you’re feeling stressed or anxious. It can lower blood pressure and ease the mind while strengthening your lungs.
Deep breathing is also another way to practice meditation. Sit in a comfortable position with your shoulders relaxed, close your eyes, breathe in slowly through your nose, expanding your belly. Exhale slowly for a count of five. Pause for two seconds, then inhale again. Repeat as many times as needed. Doing this everyday can not only improve our thoughts but can dramatically reduce stress and anxiety as well.
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It’s easy to find comfort in chips and ice cream, but too many sugary and fatty foods can contribute to weight gain and poor mental health. But don’t worry, we’re not here to tell you to scrap all your favorites in one go (Truth be told, movie nights will never be the same without them!) Instead, we recommend that you try replacing or mixing them with healthy ones. Instead of ice cream, try low-fat yogurt. Instead of chips, opt for wholegrain crackers or mushroom chips.
Making healthier food choices is not an overnight process and we suggest that you take things slow. Schedule your daily meal plans, buy fewer processed food in the grocery, load up more on fruits and veggies. By the time you’re fully committed to your new lifestyle, you will notice that you’re not only feeling better, but you’re also saving money from cutting unhealthy food in your diet. And to wrap it up, cooking and eating together is also great way to strengthen the family bond!
With all the uncertainty, we need to accept the new normal and come back stronger than ever. At a time when we all need to keep our physical distance, it’s important to remember that we can still stay emotionally connected. Take the time to help yourself and choose to live a healthier lifestyle, so you will also have the physical and emotional strength to help others. We also need to boost our daily mood by dressing up and grooming ourselves which prove to have psychological and emotional benefits that will help us in the long run.