By now, you’ve heard the advice that to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we need to practice social distancing. Staying at home for long periods of time can make it hard for people to remain physically active.
The absence of physical activity can have negative effects on the health of individuals. Self-quarantine can cause stress, loneliness and disturbs the mental health of a person.
WHO recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. You can easily do this at home without any equipment to remain fit.
Following are a few tips on how to stay safe during the self-isolation
- Take short active breaks during the day.
- Follow an online exercise class.
- Do daily 30 to 45 minute Walk
- Avoid too much social Media
- Plan out your week
- Learn a new skill or hobby
- Take care of your body.
- Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
- Try to eat healthily
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid stress eating
- Avoid junk food
- Try to do some activities you enjoy
- Listen to podcasts
- Connect with your friends, talk to them about your concerns and how you are feeling.
These are difficult times, we all want it to be over as soon as possible so we could move on with our lives it would only be possible if we practice social distancing and take care of our body and our mental health.