As COVID-19 continues to keep many of us at home, it is easy to build up unhealthy habits. The adverse psychological and physical effects of the lockdown are apparent. This guide is here to help you to stay healthy mentally and physically during the lockdown.
For many of us in Sydney, Staying healthy during this strict lockdown can be challenging, as we spend more time at home and have fewer opportunities to be physically active as the fitness facilities are closed. Lack of time with friends and family, time away from our usual daily routines, and a general disruption to our lives are causing imbalance in our mental and physical wellbeing.
We are challenged to maintain our physical and mental health. While we do our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to take care of our body and mind.
Sneaking a little exercise into everyday life can help your mental health, reduce stress and help you sleep well. If you put it this way, Working from home allows us to replace travel time to and from work with physical activity.
Try exercising at least 3 to 4 days a week Whether running, walking, dancing, skipping, cycling, weightlifting or Swimming there are many activities you can do at home. If you have any heart or medical conditions please consult with a Doctor.
You can try learning something new like Meditation, yoga or boxing. Living an active life and performing household chores like cleaning the garage, organising books and when you go out to throw the garbage and see your neighbour say hello, don’t forget to wear a mask and keep safe distance though.
A good night's sleep is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy. Sleep helps your body to rest and recover at the end of the day so you can wake up fresh and energized the next day. Try to establish a fixed sleep routine. Focus on maintaining a regular sleep and wake up time.
Stress and anxiety can cause insomnia, but there are simple steps to improve the quality of your sleep. exercise and a healthy diet will reduce stress and anxiety. If you are suffering from severe anxiety and depression please contact your GP.
Choose a healthy and balanced diet. When you are stocking up groceries choose the healthy option. The benefits of a healthy diet are endless. It is vital that we all take care of our physical and emotional health at this difficult time. Keeping your diet organised during a lockdown is important not only for your physical health but also for your psychological well-being.
Take adequate nutrition supplements. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms can cause muscle pain, weakness and bone pain in people of all ages. Our skin is the primary natural source of vitamin D and since we are not getting enough sunlight we need vitamin D supplement . Depression can be a sign of vitamin D deficiency. In a review of studies, researchers linked vitamin D deficiency to depression in older adults .
If you are feeling lonely Reach out to friends & family over the social media. Be open to people who wants to reach out to you. Depression and anxiety is dangerous and there are plenty of reasons readily available in this pandemic.
Finally take care of your mind body & soul. Eating nutrient-rich foods, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep can not only help you stay healthy but can also promote mental health.Stay indoor and stay safe. If you are not vaccinated get vaccinated, that's the only way we can get back to our regular life.