A Guide To A Healthy Routine To Beat The Covid Blues

As we slowly crawl out of the COVID-19 crisis, here are a few tips for you to maintain your immunity and health.

A Guide To A Healthy Routine To Beat The Covid Blues

The pandemic has placed us in an unprecedented crisis that has been unfolding on many levels. It is arguably the biggest health-related challenge we have encountered collectively. Whether it is using social media to channel emotions or an increasing number of adults taking sabbaticals from work, the need for us to cope is real and imperative.

As we slowly crawl out of the COVID-19 crisis, here are a few tips for you to maintain your immunity and health.

Mind your mental health

Being home-bound during the coronavirus pandemic has made the healthiest of people pile on pounds. Being cut off from outdoor spaces has also impacted our mental health, thus seek help if you need it to deal with your anxiety and any other issues that you may be facing. Engaging in destressing activities and hobbies, spending time with loved ones and pets, listening to music, dancing, gardening, watching uplifting comedies and reading inspirational books can help us all navigate tough times.

Set yourself a fitness goal

Our connection to the environment, to like-minded communities, has been curtailed and this has taken away a huge part of our organic experiences. One way to engage in a community-centric, physical activity safely is by joining this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge starting from 17th September to 26th September and the 2nd part from 1st October to 10th October. This virtual walkathon motivates people in 17 locations and nine countries around the globe to reaffirm their commitment to fitness and community welfare. By joining this walkathon, you can set yourself a fitness goal as well as contribute to the fundraiser that has been designed to alleviate the sufferings of the vulnerable.

Eat what is good for you

Eat sensibly, on time and cook meals that balance out the nutrients that you need. Experiment with fresh salads, juices, steamed and lightly sauteed meals, steer clear of processed foods, drink lots of water, eschew alcohol and replace sugary drinks with coconut water. Cut out sugar, heavy carbs and excessive caffeine and incorporate healthy snacks to address those inconvenient hunger pangs. What you eat will eventually impact how you feel so stock up on foods that are truly good for your body.

Learn to meditate

There are instructional videos, guided meditations available online that simplify meditating. You will find yourself feeling less anxious and more at peace with life’s ups and downs. Just learning to regulate your breathing can make a huge difference to your stress levels.

Take your sleep seriously

Addiction to big and small screens and over-dependence on the Internet has made us all compromise our natural sleep cycle. Delayed or interrupted sleep also impairs cognitive function and in the long run, harms our overall wellness quotient and immunity levels. To take better care of yourself, switch off your devices an hour before you go to bed and sleep and wake up at a designated time. Observe digital detox often, to clear your mind. 

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