With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting most countries around the world a lot of you have been stuck indoors not being able to get out and exercise. You might have been used to going to the gym every day before lockdown but got yourself into a bit of a rut when everything shut down.
Self-care is important because it gives you a chance to look after each and every part of your body including your physical and mental health. Let’s take a look at 3 ways you can ensure you stay well.
Watch What You Eat
Looking after your insides and enjoying a healthy balanced diet is paramount for self-care. When you watch what you eat you avoid overeating which can lead to medical problems catching up with you.
If you struggle to have a healthy diet then why not start small, swap unhealthy food for healthy alternatives. An example of this could be swapping a packet of crisps for some carrot sticks, or enjoying a handful of nuts that are packed full of antioxidants and nutrients your body needs.
Along with your diet, working out is also important if you want to look after yourself. You can get exercise just about anywhere which is very handy if you feel like you have no time in the day to exercise. You could exercise in the morning before work, during your lunch break, or in the evening when you are back home.
You can do desk yoga which gets your body moving and circulating the blood after sitting for long periods of time. You can go to the gym, you can go for a brisk walk around the park, or even work out in the comfort of your own home, there are a lot of options to keep fit and healthy.
If you feel you are struggling to find the motivation to exercise why not take a visit to a personal trainer. They will be able to prepare a workout plan for you and keep you motivated at the same time. If you are housebound or just too busy to see a PT in person then why not consult an online personal trainer? You can do this at home in your own time and they will be there to help you every step of the way.
Time For Yourself
You should be taking time out of your hectic day to enjoy something that you want to do. This could be enjoying a nice bubble bath or simply sitting down to read a book with no interruptions. Your life is busy, possibly with work or looking after children and if you don’t take time for yourself then you are at risk of burning out.
It is okay to want time for yourself from time to time, you are only human. Why not have a whole day to yourself at least once a month or arrange to go out with your girlfriends and have a spa day or some retail therapy.
We hope this helps you understand that self-care is important and how you can look after yourself.