#1 Stay Physically Active
Being home during self-quarantine for prolonged periods of time can pose a challenge for remaining physically active. One way to stay active while staying protected is virtual workouts. Franciscan Health Fitness Centers have recorded virtual workouts with their certified group exercise instructors that can be accessed by clicking this link! https://www.franciscanhealthfitnesscenters.org/news-events
#2 Try Meditation for Stress
Spending a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. The good thing about meditation is that you can do it anywhere! Meditating can help you clear away information overload that builds up everyday and contributes to your stress. There are plenty of guided videos and apps that you could download on your smartphone to help with your meditation.
#3 Eat a Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet
Good nutrition is more than eating fruits and vegetables, its making sure you are eating a well-balanced diet. A few tips are adding healthy fats (salmon or tuna, nuts/seeds), limit sodium intake, increase your fiber, and add a variety of colors to your plate.
#3 Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is essential for overall health. Lack of water can lead to dehydration which can have an affect on your energy levels and make you feel tired. Adults should aim to drink 2.5 L (about 10.6 cups) of water daily.
#4 Establish a Regular Sleep Routine
Make sure you are practicing good sleep hygiene by keeping your sleep environment cool, dark, and quiet. Limit the amount of time on your smartphone and devices before bed and aim to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night so that you can function at your best.
#5 Practice Safe Food Hygiene
Good food safety practices are important to minimize risk of foodborne illnesses. Here are some tips to use when handling or prepping food: make sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, wash fruits and vegetables before eating them and disinfect surfaces before and after use just to name a few.
#6 Limit Exposure to News Coverage
While it is important to stay up to date on the news, continuously tuning in throughout the day can take a toll on your mental health. Limit your exposure and choose one or two trusted sources for information to stay up to date on critical information (such as Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization).
There may be a lot of unknown currently in the world, however what is known is that practicing these 7 tips can help you stay healthy during quarantine. Be sure to check the website for updates! Lastly, Stay Connected. Stay Protected.
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control