The Pandemic Can Be an Opportunity
to Take Better Care of Yourself
Self-care is known to be a balm to the soul and a great stress-reliever. In recent weeks, however, it’s also serving another purpose, and that is keeping you safe and sound from the physical and mental effects of COVID-19. Self-care is, in fact, the very thing that will keep you moving and eating right so your body remains healthy enough to avoid infection. More importantly, it can keep you grounded, despite the prevalent fear and anxiety. If you have yet to include self-care in your current routine, there’s no better time than now to start.
Physical activity is a welcome addition to your more restricted life as it not only helps you look and feel good, but it helps boost your immunity, too.
- Regular movement is so important that the WHO advocates it.
- This can be as simple as skipping rope.
- If you’re comfortable, you can opt for a handful of visits to Westcoast Fitness.
- You can also give online yoga and other fitness classes a whirl.
- Purchasing home exercise equipment can give you the motivation to move.
Be mindful of what you eat during these challenging times to keep your weight in check and your body healthy.
- The best ways to boost the immune system is maintaining a healthy diet.
- It’s also a good idea to stock up on food that helps ease depression.
- Of course, it’s important to prepare these dishes in delicious ways.
Not only is this a great way to keep your spirits up, but it also helps in keeping you holistically healthy, too.
- Give yourself a break from the noise of the digital world during the pandemic.
- Instead, spend the time indulging yourself in the things you like doing.
- Shop for self-care items wisely, and look for stores with free gift offers.
Suffice it to say, self-care could very well be exactly what you need during this challenging moment in human history. It’s a tough time, yes, but it’s also an opportunity to take better care of yourself, so go ahead and take it!
Author: Stephanie Haywood
July 13th, 2020
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