The initial days of this lockdown were all about understanding what this situation exactly is. And then came the time of confusion followed by the hoard for essential supplies. But now, it probably has become quite normal for all of us. Don’t you think?
However, no matter what turns the situation may have taken, one thing is clear: it’s not the same as before. And nor is it gonna be for some time. Almost every part of our lives has been affected by this pandemic. And the hardest hit is our health. I’m not gonna go much into details here, as you probably know it already. However, I do have one question: Shouldn’t we do something to stay healthy during this lockdown?
Yes, I know, it’s much easier said than done. However, with the help of a few good tips, I’m sure, we all can do this. In fact, you can come out of this quarantine being even healthier and stronger than before!
Don’t believe me? Try following the tips given below, and I’m sure, soon, you will have a very different opinion after that.
Understand There is no “Magic” Food for this
You may have come across various articles on the internet suggesting you to eat this and drink that in order to keep yourself safe from this COVID-19 disease. However, you must understand that it’s all a lie. Until now, researchers haven’t been able to find a cure to this disease. And so, all these so-called treatments you are hearing about are just rubbish. None of these are backed by science.
Yes, some supplements, like vitamin C and Zinc, have been proven useful against the symptoms of common cold. However, this novel coronavirus is completely different. And there is no evidence to support the claims that these supplements can help you with this disease too.
But if you still want to take these, carry on. There’s nothing wrong with it. However, make sure you consult your doctor before taking them if you are already on some other medications.
Keep Your Diet Balanced
There is no specific nutrient that can make your immune system work better. However, a mixture of all of them on your plate can surely help you a lot. And therefore, you must keep your diet balanced.
A balanced diet that contains various fruits and vegetables can have some amazing benefits for your overall health. It can provide you with all the essential macro and micro-nutrients that your body needs, and thus, make sure it functions in the best way possible. Plus, it also keeps you from falling sick quickly.
Watch Your Calories Intake
Gyms are closed. And you are working from home now. Obviously, your body isn’t getting as much movement as it used to. And now, that you are not getting enough opportunity to exercise, your calorie requirement is also reduced.
Though your appetite will sometimes try to mend you as per your body needs, lockdown stress and boredom may draw your mind toward eating. And this is exactly what you need to control.
No, it doesn’t mean you just stop eating. Eat as much as you want. However, you must be mindful of what you eat. Stay away from high-calorie, sugary and fatty foods, and you are good to go.
Try Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is an amazing holistic health practice that is becoming quite popular nowadays. And as you are currently staying at home all the time, you can easily do it too. However, if you don’t think you can do this, you must not force yourself.
If possible try fasting once a week, or as per your own convenience. And if you can’t go without eating for a whole day, you may try having one meal a day with only very light snacks at other times.
Fasting is probably one of the best ways to detox your body by keeping your meals very light. Plus, It can help you burn fat and lower your insulin and blood sugar levels too.
The consistently rising cases of COVID-19 is surely causing a lot of stress and panic among the masses. And it’s totally natural. But now is not the time to stress. Now is the time to fight, and to make ourselves better. Yes, the time is difficult. However, we all are strong enough to make through this. In fact, we will be coming out even stronger and healthier than before. And I’m sure, the above tips can help you do that.