How Staying At Home Can Be Made More Healthy?
Guest post submitted by Lindsay Johnson.
Ever since the pandemic hit the world two years back, the safest option for many of us was to stay at home. With every new wave of the Covid-19 variant, health experts advise us not to leave our houses unnecessarily to stop the spread of the deadly virus. There are many ways in which we can make our home healthier. These can range from eating healthy to using an automatic hand dryer for enhanced cleanliness. No matter what age group you belong to, the following five tips will help you to make your home a healthy and safe place to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Staying at home can make you lazy if you are unable to create a healthy routine for yourself. Exercising is the best way to maintain your health since it will make up for all the physical activity we normally do when we step out of the house, i.e., walking, standing, etc. Try taking a walk around the house for a few minutes, try a few times up and down the stairs to get your heart pumping, cardio exercise is good for your brain, for morale as well as for your body. You can also opt for some basic exercises for which you do not need a trainer. Keeping yourself physically engaged in workout sessions will help you to stay active.
2. Eat Healthy
Staying at home does not mean that you should just sit around and order your favorite food. You are what you eat, and when you choose to eat healthy, you are likely to see a boost in your immunity, thus, protecting yourself from disease. Try cooking fresh food every day instead of processed food and maintain a balanced diet. Include more fruits and nuts in your diet. These will give you all the nutrients you need every day. Try to limit sodium, saturated fat, and sugar intake, these can quickly lead to unwanted weight gain if left unchecked. Your physical and mental health depends significantly on your food choice.
3. Reduce Stress
Working from home, binge-watching TV, sitting continuously, etc., can cause stress. You can have headaches and feel fatigued. Reduce your stress by taking regular breaks. You can stretch to release muscle tension. You can just sit, relax, and close your eyes for a few minutes or can even lay down to keep yourself from feeling tired or bored.
Choose healthy activities to spend your time more usefully. For instance, you can get yourself a kitchen garden, while staying busy, you can benefit from the fresh organic food. You can also read a book to reduce screen time. Other than that, explore other options such as painting, learning a new language, or whatever interests you; it’s never too late to learn a new skill.
4. Stay Hydrated
In colder months, it is easy to forget to drink water. Dehydration can lead to many health problems, even fatal ones. Try building up to drinking eight glasses of water every day to keep your skin healthy and maintain your overall well being.
5. Keep Cleanliness Intact
Keeping yourself and your surroundings clean is essential. Make sure your floors are mopped every day and use a surface cleaner to kill germs. Also, wash your hands frequently and do thorough cleaning at least twice a week. Hygienic living conditions keep bacteria and viruses at bay.
Live Healthy, Be Healthy
You can make your stay-at-home time a lot more valuable and productive if you know what to do. You can use it as an opportunity to work on yourself and can utilize the time to enhance your skills or work on your health. If you work out every day, eat healthy food, keep everything clean and opt for beneficial activities to spend your time, you will build your immune system, motivate yourself and promote good and physical health.