It’s hard to believe this has been our reality for nearly two months now. When I first heard about social distancing and staying home, one thing that immediately worried me was staying healthy. There are lots of ways to stay healthy while social distancing and I am going to share my favorites and what is working best for me.
How To Stay Healthy While Social Distancing
Walks: One thing you can do while social distancing is going for walks. Weather permitting obviously. We try to get out for at least one walk a day if not many. Fresh air, beautiful weather, and spending time together as a family really helps!
Online Workouts: This is how I have been working out each day. I have been doing Pure Barre on Demand which my studio gave access to for current members. I love it so much I will probably continue it after for days I can’t get to a class. I love that there are a variety of classes, intensities, workout lengths, and focuses. There are TONS of other online workouts right now doing free trials: Peloton, Obe Fitness, Beach Body, and more.
Meal Plan and get creative: I think meal planning is something that has really helped us during this time not only saving money and not having to go to the grocery store as often but also stay healthy. We haven’t had much of a problem finding things we need (aside from one week not being able to find strawberries) which has been nice. I have eaten pretty much the same as before. But you can also get creative with new recipes with the free time you have!
Smart snacking: I feel like it can be really easy to snack a ton when you are just sitting at home. For my 3-year-old, I have designated snack times as they do at his school and I feel like it’s a pretty smart way to do it for me too. I also like to drink a glass of water if I want a snack to see if I really am hungry. We try to only keep healthy snacks like fruits, veggies, hummus, yogurt, pretzels, smart pop, etc in our house.
Take time for yourself: This hasn’t been very easy but a few ways I do this are to do a workout in our bedroom alone, take time to do a face mask, paint my nails, or go on a walk alone. Even at night reading or watching a show alone.
Exercise your brain: I have been reading so much more during this time. Other great ways to exercise your brain are puzzles, word puzzles, games like Boggle, Scategories, Scrabble, etc.
Meditate: I will praise meditation until I am blue in the face because it really works. This is such a time of high anxiety and meditation is a great way to cope with that. I use headspace!
What types of things are you doing to stay healthy while social distancing?