Looking After Your Health – Coping With COVID
As the Covid-19 virus continues to impact on the lives of many people across the globe health, both mental and physical has come under the spotlight. Health issues dominate the news media and for good reason. Many people are facing regulations that confine them to their homes and limit their access to spaces such as gyms – and this has negatively affected their health.
What can we do to ensure that we maintain a positive mental outlook and take care of our physical needs in a way that is not detrimental to our health?
Firstly there is diet. Confined to home and under significant psychological stress, many people turn to comfort food. However, binging on food that is high in sugar and carbohydrates can have negative effects both in the short and long term. In the short term there is weight gain and in the long term heart disease and conditions such as diabetes.
The best way to ensure that we maintain a healthy diet is to plan ahead. A structured diet plan, including balanced portions of fresh fruit and vegetables – as well as proteins and trace elements, is essential. Buy fresh food wherever possible. It will motivate you to use those ingredients. Stick to that diet plan. There are numerous examples available on the Internet – and avoid fad diets.
When it comes to alcohol those who imbibe will be aware of the warning signs when they start to deviate from their normal consumption habits.
Try and moderate your intake, or what you can do is, you can replace it with cannabis and buy cannabis online in Canada.
Exercise is also extremely important. For under $100 you can pick up the essential equipment that will allow you to enjoy a cardio or strength training workout in your own home. There are numerous free training videos on Youtube and other channels. You can even choose to pay for one-on-one coaching with an instructor who will also provide motivation as far as diet and exercise plans are concerned.
Mental health is also important. Finding a balance between work (if you work from home) and family time is important. If you are irritable or continuously unhappy it may be useful to talk to someone or join one of the support groups for depression that can be found on the Internet – they have been found to provide help and assist people in coping with the stress caused by confinement and changed living and working circumstances.
Always remember that this too shall pass. Life will return to normal. A new normal perhaps – but finding some semblance of balance will be easier.