It’s never too late to start a healthy habit.
It’s been a month since the government announced the Luzon-wide community quarantine. The community quarantine urges people to stay at home to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19. To practice social distancing, people are only allowed to go out to buy some groceries, go to the banks, and pay bills at payment centers.
With that said, staying and doing everything at home is the new norm lately. Some are given the opportunity to work from their home and some are able to pay their bills without leaving their home. Nowadays, lots of activities are being held online, including church mass. Some also make use of the quarantine period to learn new skills and develop new habits.
While we’re on our way to graduating from this situation (hopefully), there’s still so much that we can do to come out better, stronger, and healthier like never before. Even though the younger community has a lower risk of acquiring the virus, having habits like binge-watching and loading up on sugar can wreak havoc with their immune system.
According to dietitian-nutritionist Cheshire Que, “immune system is our first line of defense against infection. It is composed of a network of cells and proteins, much like the different units of a military system that works synergistically to kill pathogens in the form of viruses and bacteria”. Left with a weak immune system, our body is open to diseases.
Wellness Habits Checklist
Jeunesse Anion, a brand that’s committed to women’s wellness, asked Que how you can make use of this social distancing to help reset your over-all health. Here are her tips:
1. Boost your immunity
Take your daily dose of vitamins and other supplements to boost your immunity. Make this a part of your daily routine to form a healthy habit.
2. Eat healthily
Plan your meals and include nutritious, functional foods in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of nutrients that are good for your health. The Philippines boasts an array of choices, including brown rice and several other rice varieties that are rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber components.
When shopping for fruits, choosing what’s in season and available locally will increase your spending power. Since they’re usually cheaper and easier to find, make mangoes, pineapples, bananas, and papayas a regular part of your staple. They’re filled with highly-nutritious vitamins and fiber, which are all beneficial for our immune health. Coconut water is also a great soda replacement that’s low-calorie, low-sugar, and a rich source of potassium!
Quarantine has drastically changed grocery shopping, but realize it’s important to choose fresh over minimally processed, frozen fruits and veggies over fast food, and anything canned or boxed should be avoided. But since this situation calls for stocking up some canned goods, choose healthier options like sardines, tuna, and pork and beans.
3. Stay active at home
No gym? No problem! Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t work out and stay active. There are a lot of fitness videos available online, some can be done without the need of gym equipments.
“Schedule your exercise daily. Choose an activity that you enjoy so it won’t feel like a chore. There are so many exercise videos available on the internet but caution must be taken if you have a health condition. It’s best to get your doctor’s approval if you plan to get serious in starting a program. Otherwise, house cleaning, dancing, brisk walking, and walking will be a good start. Don’t forget to pace while talking on the phone. Just keep moving! Remember to dress the part including wearing the proper footwear. This alone will keep you motivated to quit being a couch potato in a lockdown.” Que reminded.
4. Practice proper sleep habit
If you’ve been a restless sleeper, now is the time to take back that much-needed quality slumber. According to Que, “lack of sleep depresses the immune system and impacts your rate of recovery from infection.” That said, sleep hygiene is just as vital as exercise and nutrition!
5. Meditate & Pray
Meditation and prayer have been essential aspects of wellness, but today science backs its effects in improving our overall health. Dealing with worry and anxiety lately?
“Do not discount the power of a 15-min. pause to reduce stress, anxiety, and lack of mental alertness. Take advantage of this time as well to find spiritual healing as it’s one of the areas that will help us realign with our purpose and meaning that’s greater than ourselves. Read the bible, find a group that can help you reinforce your connection with God and others,” added Que.
Stay away from anything that disturbs your inner peace, gossips, toxic social media posts, or opinions of people that do not matter.
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