Fitness During COVID: Staying Healthy While Staying Safe

Sep/27/2020 / by Jesse Bereta
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You may be sick of hearing the term ‘unprecedented times,’ though Covid-19 has certainly hit the world hard. Many scary things can happen to us when there is this much stress in the air, and staying healthy is probably the last thing on our minds.

Uncertainty, fear, and isolation can be a dangerous mix. That is why it is vital that we consider our mental and physical health when isolated within our homes. This is especially true for those of us who live alone and can feel sidelined by the rest of the world.

It is important to build healthy routines and take care of ourselves. This is more critical at a time you can easily get sucked into Netflix and not come up for air for weeks.

Taking Care of Oneself

It can be easy to let go of yourself when you do not need to interact with anyone. However, do not forget that the way we look and feel about ourselves is far more important than what anyone else thinks.

Showering and brushing our teeth in the morning should already be ingrained into your routine. But there is nothing wrong with putting on some make-up, cleaning yourself up, and feeling good. This, even if you have no one to impress but yourself.

Maintaining a regular sleep schedule is also proven to help build up our mental health. Additionally, it helps to set side electronics for a good portion of the day, perhaps to drink some tea or read a book.

Taking Care of One’s Home

Our homes are our habitats. The more time we spend in our dwellings the more important it is to take care of it.

Even though nobody should be unexpectedly showing up at your door, maintaining a clean and healthy environment will help to keep you moving and your spirits high.

This is also an ideal time to consider how you can make your home environment better for yourself.

With so much extra time at home, it should be a comfortable to be. You could do that redecorating you have been setting aside for years.  Or maybe just adding a few houseplants to make your home cozier.

Do not ignore the outside. Even if you only have a small patio, make it comfortable. Spending some time out there each day will improve your mood.

Taking Care of the Community

As human beings, we need to feel like we are a part of a community. Even the most introverted of us will crave that feeling of belonging. So even as we are forced to socially distance it is important to maintain that healthy community around us. This can involve staying in touch with your family members or checking in on an elderly neighbor.

It is also good to remember that everyone else may be feeling stressed and have isolated themselves. It is good to practice patience and kindness when we are out in the world. Now more than ever it feels like people are turning on each other. By promoting positivity, you can help other people feel better. It will improve the way that you feel, too.

Take Care

Self-care looks different for all of us.

Only you know what will help you to keep your mind and body healthy.  Whether that is meditation, exercise, or cooking up a delicious meal, do what is best for you.

Keep your head up, build healthy routines, and soon the world will not seem so scary or stressful.

It’s important to take a deep breath and assess your situation, and this piece on The Power of Pause and Restoration might help

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