Quarantine or rather self-quarantine and social distancing don’t exactly present an active lifestyle. With so much time spent indoors, you may now be worried about maintaining any weight loss progress you had made before the lockdown. Or, you may simply want to come out of this pandemic as healthy and fit as when it started, which is totally understandable.
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Here are some common habits which you can adopt during quarantine to keep a check on your health and fitness for however long the current situation lasts-
- Not watching your portion sizes
People are preparing a lot of comfort food during these stressful times, because, well, comfort food provides happiness and warm, fuzzy feels. But a downside of comfort food is that, all too often, it comes with massive portion sizes and loads of butter or cheese. So yes, this is common sense, but if you want to keep your weight down, keep your portion sizes small.
We’re all binge-watchers of movies & news streaming on Television right now, or glued to our laptops in order to work from home which leads to a lot of sitting time and less moving time. Moving your body and working out leads to healthier habits. So if you can, go for a safely and socially-distanced walk. If that’s not possible, do some stretches, planks, ab exercises, jumping jacks, burpees, or running in place at home. Get your blood pumping and work up a sweat. It will make you feel a lot better, and keep you in shape.
- Ignoring a routine
One of the most disorienting parts of the way we are living our lives now is the loss of our old routines. Wake up at a regular time. Take a morning shower and get dressed. Schedule a regular walk or activity. All of these things will go a very long way to keep you healthy and fitter. And remember, we are all in this together.
- Too much snacking
We’re all trying our best to deal with the surplus of idle time at home, but if you are finding yourself walking into the kitchen way more often than usual then here’s a reminder. Not all snacking is unhealthy, but too often, the most satisfying snacks happen to be the worst for you, loaded with empty carbs, sugar, and salt, which are not great for you in excess.
- Realize the Importance of your Contribution
It is no small thing to make the decision to stay home and not congregate with friends and family. By doing so, you not only lessen your risk of catching the coronavirus, but you also lessen your chance of spreading it. And that literally saves lives.
Stay Home and Stay Safe!
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