With everyone staying home most of the time, it has been reported by many researchers and therapists that maintaining a somewhat normal and consistent routine at home is the best thing to do. They say this can help produce a positive mindset, healthy habits, and improved moods. This can be achieved through eating balanced meals, keeping a regular sleep schedule, staying active, read, and doing puzzles. Here is some more information:
- Eating Well: This can be different for almost everyone depending on your personal dietary habits. Some staples that should be eaten everyday are fruits and vegetables and plenty of water, around 60oz a day. Our immune system can use all the support it can get.
- Regular Sleep Schedule: It is imperative that everyone maintains as regular a sleep schedule as possible. This is to help your body perform its important functions at regular times and allow your brain to recharge. Sleeping 7-10 hours allows your body to get rid of toxins and regulate everything.
- Stay active: Going to the gym is not much of an option for most people nowadays but it can be easy to stay fit at home. Do 10 jumping jacks, 10 squats, 10 sit-up, and 10 push-ups almost every day for a simple and balanced work out. You can begin with these numbers and work up to longer workouts. Going for walks are also a great way to get outside and stay fit, just remember to practice social distancing.
- Reading: This is great exercise for your mind. Reading helps expand vocabulary and keep your brain sharp. Even something as simple as reading the newspaper or reading articles on your phone are good ways to keep your mind active and alert.
- Doing puzzles: These are also great to keep your mind sharp and make you feel less groggy. Puzzles can be word searches, crossword, picture puzzles, or puzzle games on your computer or phone. Keeping your mind alert can help you stay energetic.
We hope these few tips help you stay active and positive during this quarantine. Remember to take care of yourself so you can stay healthy and take care of anything that comes your way. Pay attention to the guidelines sent out by the CDC and your local governments and we look forward to seeing patients again soon!