Isolation still has a few days ahead, so it is recommended to follow certain habits to take care of health, both physical and mental
The preventive and compulsory isolation so far will last until April 12. For several weeks now, both Argentines and citizens of many countries around the world have been locked up in their homes in order to prevent the massive spread of the new coronavirus strain.
But, as mentioned on other occasions, this measure also has an impact on the health and habits of the people who stay, day after day, in their homes.
That is why it is advisable to try to follow a series of healthy habits, which can contribute to maintaining health, both physically and mentally. At the same time, many of those habits can help pass the time, especially for those who cannot work from home and who are likely to have too long a day.
Eating, exercising, reading, and mind-exercising activities are among those on that list.
Establish regular sleep and meal times
When the day is spent indoors, it is difficult to follow certain routines. That is why it is advisable to have a regular schedule for core activities, such as sleeping and eating. Respecting those moments daily will make the day more organized and will allow the body to assimilate that routine, so that it will always start to feel hungry at similar times, just like sleep or tiredness.
It seems a similar point to the previous one but, although it is related, it is not. It is important to have the daily menu organized, so that you can buy everything you need every time you go shopping. In this way, it will be possible to stay longer in the home, as indicated by the authorities, since you will have everything you need to prepare meals and you will not need to go out constantly.
Increase the contribution of vitamins and minerals
Good nutrition is essential for the body to stay healthy and, above all, to maintain high defenses and allow the body to protect itself from any disease that may affect it.
That is why it is advisable to have a balanced and varied diet during the days of isolation, which for many may seem like eternal Sundays, which can predispose them to eating improperly.
Physical activity is also a key element to lead a healthy life. Keeping the body active is essential to take care of health in moments of almost absolute sedentary lifestyle. Most people barely leave the house to shop and during the day they barely move around their home environments. This can have a negative impact on your physical health, since, as stated, exercise is important for the body to function properly.
Therefore, it is advisable to do at least 20 or 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Thus, it will be possible to keep the organism active and generate endorphins. Sport, while allowing you to stay active, will help to tire the body, which will directly impact the quality of sleep you have at night.
In recent days, sports specialists have spread a series of exercises that can be performed at home, in small spaces, and that have definitely not been designed for sports. A living room, a balcony or a room can be converted into an ideal setting to do some activity and follow this recommendation.
Don’t forget the sunlight
Sunlight is essential for activating vitamin D, one of the nutrients the body needs to function properly and stay nourished. Although hot days and sunbathing and tanning days are behind us, exposure to sunlight remains an important element that should be spent on a daily basis. Specialists point out that it is necessary to expose yourself to the sun for at least 10 minutes a day. Thus, vitamin D will be activated and the body will remain active.
Try to keep busy
Being busy, having activities, doing things during the day is really necessary to get through isolation in the best possible way. Although in many cases it is difficult to find attractive activities within the four walls of the home, it is essential to do so in order not to fall into boredom and monotony. It is an ideal time to do activities for which you never have time or for which you cannot find the right situation.
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