How to Keep Healthy in the Isolation

How to Keep Healthy in the Isolation

One of the most difficult tasks of this quarantine is keeping your mind and body healthy during the isolation. We are spending more time at home and consequently, working out less than needed.

But is it just laziness? Not really. Being active physically and keeping the stress out of your body are two difficult tasks to manage in those difficult times. You can feel lonely and demotivated sometimes. But you’re not alone.

So, what can we do to boost our mental health and feel stronger? The best way of tacking it is certainly by taking easing on yourself and follow tiny steps that will change your unhealthy habits gradually.

You would be surprised at how much changes can be done without leaving your home.

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Active at Home

You have already noticed it before, but I don’t live in a big spacious house with a garden. Not yet. But instead of complaining about it, I make the most of my tiny space to do some exercises such as dancing and even walking. Believe or not, but it’s possible to walk 10 thousand steps inside a small apartment.

It’s a quite difficult task for elderly people, but I have managed my track my parents’ working out routines to preserve their health. I suggest you keep your family moving as well. It will certainly boost their immunity.

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Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

Leaving Bad Habits

During the isolation, we tend to start new (bad) habits. We drink more, move less and end up with more problems than solutions.

However, I heard many stories about people trying to stop smoking during the lockdown. Of course, it’s not an easy step to take. But it is a massive commitment. So, why not take it easy and use natural methods that can be harmful to your body and lugs.

Nicotine pouches are tobacco filled pouches that you consume putting it under your upper lip. Tare less harmful compared to smoking because it’s a natural product. It costs almost the same than cigarette products, but it’s certainly a better alternative treatment to anyone who is trying to quit smoking.

Keep track of your alcohol consumption. It’s easy to be carried by the temptation of drinking at the garden every time the sunshine is out.

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Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

Mindfulness Techniques

Body and mind must be working in the same during the isolation. I know it’s pretty difficult to keep sane. Meditation has kept going during those challenging days. You all should try it as well. At least, for 10 minutes of your day, focus on your breathe and try to relax. It’s a lifesaver.

Mindful breathing is a five-minute technique that is proven to reduce stress. Why not giving it  a go now?

 

Featured Image |  Norbert Kundrak on Unsplash

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Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications. Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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