2019 ended and we all made New Year resolutions for 2020. Plans of traveling, plans of getting a new job, starting a new relationship, going back to school or working out to remain fit. The world did not have a clue what 2020 had install. Now all plans have been flashed down the drain. We are only living day by day due to the epidemic called corona-virus.
If you are still making plans, I will advise you to stop. Let it go, just relax because nobody knows when everything will get back to normal. Economies and businesses have lost money, thousands of employees laid of globally, things are very bad.
In these uncertain times, you need to prioritize your health both physically and mentally. Stop worrying about all that you’ve lost to the virus and start thinking about your health. It is rightly said that health is wealth. We want you alive once the virus has been contained. We need you here in the years to come to tell the story of covid-19 to generations to come.
There is not much you can do to keep healthy since our movements have been restricted, but you can make small changes whiles on lock-down that can do wonders to boost your health. Think about your health first before anything else.
To remain a good health, first be sure to eat well. Avoid eating processed foods which tends to be high in sugar. Eating more fruits and vegetables will provide healthy nourishment for your brain and body. The World Health Organization (WHO) in its tips for coping with the stress of the coronavirus outbreak, reminds us not to “use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions.” They recommend speaking to a health worker or counselor if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
To remain healthy, you also need sound sleep. If you’re finding it difficult to get to sleep because you’re laying awake worrying, try to limit your consumption of the news before bed. It can also be helpful to reduce your exposure to screens in the evening, as the effect of the blue light on our retinas can disrupt our sleep quality.
Exercise enough. The gym is cancelled but you can remain active from home. Exercise is linked to better sleep, reduced stress and anxiety. It might be difficult to try to workout while at home but with the right motivation, you can certainly do it.
Many fitness instructors and dance teachers are offering their classes online during the outbreak. Hope on YouTube and find such videos to help you remain free. Jumping jacks, sit-ups, or push-ups are some of the exercises you can do, no equipment needed.
Make staying healthy your goal for the rest of 2020. 2020 is cancelled for real.