With the end of the coronavirus pandemic still nowhere in sight, we must all do our part to help stop the spread of the disease. As experts have been tirelessly reminding us, we need to wash our hands frequently and properly. We should ensure our mouths are covered whenever we cough or sneeze as well. When we’re out in public, we have to observe social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least one meter between ourselves and other people. Of course, the most important thing we can do is to stay home and be healthy.
Take a look at some helpful pointers for making ourselves healthy while we’re staying home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
You need to eat healthy while staying at home. If you’re not on any specific diet, try to prepare and eat well-balanced meals—enough portions of fruits, vegetables, meats, and carbohydrate sources—with whatever food supply you currently have at home. If you’re on a specific diet, however, you need to stick to your dietary plan as much as you can, so you better stock up on certain food items.
For a ketogenic diet, for example, be sure you at least have meats, eggs, butter, cheese, and maybe some keto-friendly snack bars on hand. And while trying to eat healthily, you shouldn’t forget to drink plenty of water every day.
You should exercise regularly even when you’re cooped up in your house. Good for you if you have exercise machines and weights at home. But if you don’t, you need to be creative to get in some exercise.
For instance, if you have a flight of stairs, going up and down the staircase several times will make for a great cardio workout. The couch in your living room for sure is sturdy enough to hold your weight when you use it for reverse push-ups. You can also fill up empty water bottles or milk jugs with sand, soil, or water so that you can lift weights. Or if Zumba or yoga exercises are more your thing, go to YouTube and look for instructional videos for such workouts.
You have to sleep adequately, especially now that you’ll be staying home. This is the perfect time to get enough sleep every night since you’ll have an extra hour or two saved from your work commute every day.
For adults, getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night should be enough, and the best time to fall asleep at night is any time between 8 p.m. and midnight. Sleep here, however, means restful or quality sleep. To help you get a good night’s sleep, you have to make sure your bedroom is comfortable (particularly your bed), clean, dark, cool, and quiet.
Stay Home and Healthy
We might not be the ones to discover the vaccine or cure for COVID-19. But by staying home and making ourselves healthy, we’re playing a huge role in flattening the curve and helping stop the spread of the disease. Let’s all stay home and healthy!