iCrowdNewswire Nov 26, 2020 12:48 AM ET
At times, life feels surreal, like an unpleasant episode of the Twilight Zone. Feeling out-of-control is not something anyone wants to experience. It can affect your physical and mental health. However, at present, it’s something you need to endure. Below are a few tips to stay healthy during the virus.
Adjusting Your Life
It seems like it has been an eternity since the existence of a carefree life. You did what you wanted when you wanted. However, now eight months into the pandemic, your life is anything but normal. Adjusting to an alternative way of living comes with many challenges. However, if you keep a stiff upper lip, the time will pass quickly and your life will return to normal.
Avoiding Self Pity
Nothing good comes from wallowing in self-pity. Excessive drinking or substance abuse is a dangerous practice that can quickly lead to a life of codependency. As a result, you’ll lose faith in the virus outcome and become depressed. Thankfully, if you find that you can’t stop using a harmful substance or drinks, there are many outpatient treatment options in LA and all over California to help you make a full, speedy recovery.
Remain Physically Active
While staying at home, you may end up putting on weight. Unfortunately, even a few extra pounds can have a negative impact on your health. Fortunately, you don’t need a gym membership to lose weight. You can buy elliptical or other exercise equipment and work out with a trainer online. If you don’t have space or the money, there are other ways to get in an effective workout. Take a brisk walk, ride a bike, or do yoga. Avoiding sitting in one place for several hours and engaging in activities that keep your body in motion will also enhance the benefits. If you have children, include them in your workout sessions.
More than ever, eating healthy is important. It builds resistance to chronic diseases, colds, flu, and viruses. Consume foods with a high nutritional value such as lean meats, fish, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Avoid fast and processed foods with higher levels of fat, salt, and sugar. You’ll have an abundance of energy, maintain a healthy weight, and feel terrific living a healthy and low-waste lifestyle.
Your Mental Health
Remaining isolated from loved ones is difficult. However, at the present time, it’s essential to their health and yours. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t see each other. Platforms like Zoom and Facetime offer a wonderful way to see them face to face and share quality time. Isolation can cause you to feel depressed. The key is to keep busy. Find things to do to keep your mind off the current situation.
Venture Out to Public Places with Care
COVID-19 is real and, to some, deadly. When you must go out to the store or to get gas, follow the CDC guidelines. Wear a face mask, even if you live in states that only recommend it. Avoid touching your face while in stores and remain 6-feet apart from others. Once home, wash your hands vigorously with soap on both sides, for 20 seconds. These safety practices will protect you and anyone else that lives in the home.
Looking on the positive side, you have possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted quality family time. With everyone at home and few activities available outside the house, you can connect. Seize the moment and find things to do together. Teach children cooking skills, work on crafts, watch movies, and play games.
Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise. Do your best to make the most of it. Before long, your life will return to normal.