We are all encouraged to stay at home for as much as possible to lessen the possibility of transmitting or catching the virus. Some companies have even started incorporating a work-from-home setting just to minimize human interaction.
However, we are but social creatures and this lack of interaction is bound to take a toll on our overall health. The challenge for us now is to look for alternatives on how to stay healthy despite having to isolate ourselves. Is it possible at all?
Methods to Stay Fit and Healthy
It’s rather difficult to answer that question with a simple yes or no. However, with the list of alternative methods we’ve listed below, we can probably say that there is hope on the horizon. As long as you follow the protocols and the tips we’ve listed below, you can definitely stay fit and healthy during the quarantine period.
Virtual Gym Class
We know how much you love maintaining a fit body, and the quarantine period has probably left you in shambles. Worry no more. Plenty of gyms and studios have started offering virtual gym classes that you can do at home. Staying fit can now be done without having to go to the gym, but, of course, it’s incalculably more effective with the supervision of a fitness coach.
One dilemma that arises from all of this is what you’re supposed to do when you’re sick. The obvious answer is to go to the doctor, right? But then again, if all Covid-positive patients are in the hospital, doesn’t that increase the risk of infection? Luckily for us, checkups and consultations can now be done with telehealth services wherein you will be provided with information and health-related concerns by a doctor or health professional through video conferencing or other telecommunication methods.
To lessen our physical interaction, various government agencies have advised us to order our food online instead. The problem with that is fast-food restaurants do not always have the healthiest meals. We know how tempting these online deliveries are, especially with the convenience they offer, but we still encourage you to cook healthy meals at home as much as you can. Try looking for healthy meal delivery services if you do not have the resources to cook your own food.
Try a Fitness App
If you are not fond of the idea of having a fitness coach train you while you’re at home, there is an alternative that may be just as helpful. As of this moment, there are thousands of fitness apps that you can download on your phone. These will provide you with plenty of workout routines, tips, and other features that help monitor your progress.
Practice Your Art
Now may be a good time for you to rekindle your passion for the arts. Whatever it is that you do, there are plenty of online platforms for art sharing, and some of these can even be used to sell your art. Why not use your free time to earn some extra bucks? In addition to this, making art is also therapeutic and is extremely beneficial for your mental well-being during these trying times.
Schedule Time for Leisure
It is no secret that this pandemic has also been a rollercoaster ride for our mental health. The constant isolation we all have to go through has detrimental impacts on our brains, and we have to make it a point to keep our mental well-being in check. While staying on top of our work is important, keep in mind that rest and leisure are essential parts of self-care, too. Take the time to watch a movie, listen to music, video chat with your friends, or whatever it is that makes you feel relaxed.
Clean Your Home
One rarely discussed source of stress is a messy home. Always remember that visual clutter is mental clutter as well. Keeping your living spaces untidy combined with the chaos that’s happening around the world may be what’s keeping you from being productive. Make it a point to clean your room. Besides, an unclean home poses many health hazards that may weaken our immune system and make us more susceptible to the virus.
We know that this pandemic and the need to isolate ourselves from other people is extremely difficult for you. However, we all need to stand together to combat this virus. While it’s important that we follow our governments’ safety guidelines, it’s also vital that we still get to take care of ourselves. This quarantine period is not a green light on being unhealthy. You can still stay fit even when you’re at home, as long as you know what it takes.