It was all too easy to let healthy habits slide during the coronavirus lockdown. If you’re feeling less than your best, you’re not alone.
Working from home has caused a slew of new health concerns, from back and neck pain to a lack of exercise and sleep issues.
Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to get healthy again — whether you’re willing to venture back out into the world or you feel safer staying put at home.
We’ve asked Gabriel Patel, a writer at Health Well Wise, to share some quick tips to help you reclaim your health after lockdown.
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When it comes to diet, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut.
Cooking the same meals all the time is easy, convenient, and fast. But if you want to overhaul your health, you may have to make some changes to the menu and learn some new recipes.
For example, Foodies Today recommends several healthy meal ideas that use ingredients you’re likely to have in your cupboards already.
You can easily customise ingredients to fit your tastes and what you have available. Some great examples include spinach tortellini soup, breakfast for dinner, and skillet rice.
Just because your best friend loves running doesn’t mean you have to. After all, everyone’s preferences are different.
It’s important to find a kind of exercise that you really enjoy so you can stick with it for the long run (if you’ll pardon the pun).
If you’re staying close to home, try yoga, Pilates, or garden workouts. If you want to get out of the house and venture into nature, try some new hikes around your city or dig the bike out of your shed and take it for a spin.
If you hate exercise, there’s a good chance you just haven’t found the right form of exercise yet.
A host of problematic health outcomes have been linked to poor sleep, including weight gain.
If you’re having a hard time sleeping during the pandemic, look for ways to relax before bed.
Adopting a calming bedtime routine is one of the best ways to transition out of a stressful day and wind down for the night. Make a cup of tea, take a hot bath, read a book — whatever makes you feel relaxed.
Not only will sleeping help to fight those cravings for a late-night snack, but it can give you the energy and motivation you need to exercise during the day.
Many of us are feeling a little less than healthy after spending many months in lockdown. However, getting back to wellness and kickstarting your health is more important now than ever.
Learn some new recipes, find fun ways to exercise and get a good night’s sleep.
You’ll be feeling back to normal before you know it!
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Posted by Leigh Taylor on
14 September 2020 at 9:00 AM
CoronavirusHealth & WellbeingNutritionOccupational Health