Being healthy and fit is a way of life but during an epidemic like the coronavirus outbreak, it might be a challenge because it’s not easy to access some facilities and services like the gym, grocery store, yoga classes, and many more healthy lifestyles. Here are ways to stay fit and healthy
Keep fit at home
Since you cannot attend your normal workouts at the gym or run during an epidemic, don’t be sedentary either. Being physically active can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, and stroke. You can use fitness gadgets and yoga videos with , walk briskly around the house, thorough house cleaning, rope skipping, and any other physical activity.
You might be worried because due to the epidemic you will have to cancel your skin or facial appointments because of the fear of being infected. Take this time to embrace your natural self and adopt natural skincare routines. Keep your skin moisturized, apply essential oils and take plenty of water. Don’t abandon your routine skin care.
Go to bed early and get up early
Staying at home due to an epidemic does not mean you should stay up late maybe watching movies. There are health benefits associated with going to bed early like it helps have a healthier heart, weight control, improves memory, reduces anxiety and depression and many more. Likewise waking up early helps your skin look healthy, gives you better concentration since your brain tends to be more alert. Make it a routine to sleep early and wake up early for a better healthy you.
Adopt healthy eating habits
We all know you are what you eat. A healthy and balanced diet will boost your immune system and surely you need to be healthy and strong during an epidemic. Staying at home may bring the temptation of eating carelessly leading to weight gain and even chronic ailments. During these stressful times, choose healthy alternatives of packed and processed foods like high-protein and high- fiber foods, vegetables, legumes, vitamin C and D rich foods among other healthy options. Take sugary food and drinks at the minimum and take plenty of water.
Healing the nation is everyone’s responsibility. Stopping the spread of a pandemic like Coronavirus starts with me and you, take a step of staying safe and healthy and speak a word of hope to the infected families and friends.