This ongoing pandemic, while no cure or vaccine is developed yet, everyone is advised to stay home as much as possible. And this situation is making an impact on how people engage in taking care of their health. Suddenly, medical facilities and personnel are prioritizing those with the illness and those who have emergencies. As women who don’t have such problems, it’s best to avoid neglecting these health practices.
Checking on Your Reproductive System
Right now, we have a tendency to promote only the areas of health that everyone thinks is necessary. Unfortunately, reproductive services aren’t included in that list of essential medical concerns. Even so, you shouldn’t abandon your regular appointments with your women’s doctor, even remotely. Female reproductive organs still need care, especially for those who are sexually active and can’t do much to maintain their normal routine. Who would want to suffer in situations such as having to give birth at home or having irregular periods because of stress?
Maintaining a Healthy Diet
Because of the stress brought about by having to stay at home most of the time, you might be tempted to overeat or snack on high-calorie food items as a way to cope. However, that will only lead to you gaining too much weight and possibly making you even more likely to be depressed. Don’t forget to take care of yourself and choose healthier kinds of food to consume. If you can, you should grow some vegetables and herbs so you’ll encourage yourself to do so, save money, and also give you a hobby to pass the time with.
Guarding Your Mental Health
As mentioned earlier, stress can build up as you stay at home for a long time. That, coupled with the uncertainty of what’s going to happen in the future can leave you feeling gloomy. This is why it’s very important to make sure that your mental health is okay. Even with the worries that can creep in, it’s essential to keep on looking for even the small things to be thankful for. If talking with others is your form of release, then feel free to chat with members of your household, or call and message those who are outside. Starting a hobby and having fun can also help.
Keeping to Exercise
Staying home can limit your opportunities to keep yourself fit. After all, gyms are discouraged from opening and it can be unsafe to go outside. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple exercises that you can do at home and without any equipment. You can search for them online and a good number of websites will be available to you. There are even several mobile apps that you can choose from to serve as guides for your routines. At most, the equipment that you’ll need will include a mat and a chair.
For women, the biggest health concerns are the ones related to stress as well as unique reproduction-related issues. But even if others don’t care as much as they should, you should take the initiative in taking care of your body and mind. Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean that you should limit yourself health-wise.