One need not tell, but there is a direct relationship between your diet, physical activity, and health. Your nutrition is of utmost importance when it comes to physical, mental, and social well-being. And it’s important for preventing disease. Some lifestyle factors may also determine if you are physically fit or healthy. One of those factors is physical activity. A sedentary lifestyle is usually associated with an increased risk for chronic diseases, loss of movement, and decreased immune health. For those reasons, physical activity and movement are extremely important during the coronavirus pandemic. With that in mind, follow the steps below to maintain your physical, mental and emotional health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Keep to your regular routine and maintain a daily schedule, including sleeping, meals and activities.
- Stay socially connected. Speak to loved ones and people you trust, through calls, video calls or messaging.
- Be physically active everyday. Reduce long periods of sitting and set up daily routine that includes at least thirty minutes of exercise.
- Drink water and eat healthy and well-balanced meals. This will keep you hydrated and help strengthen your immune system.
- Engage in hobbies and activities that you enjoy, or learn something new.
- If you have ongoing health conditions, take your prescribed medicines and follow the advice of your healthcare worker.
- If you have an emergency medical condition that is not related to COVID-19, contact health emergencies immediately and follow their instructions.
- If experiencing stress, worry, fear or sadness, seek psycho-social support support from the available services in your community.