The current situation means that a lot of things that we used to take for granted have been taken away from us, such as walking to various appointments and eating out. We’re forced to spend more time inside and make or order our food. We don’t know how long the current situation will last, which makes us stressed. Many of us find comfort in chocolate and our favourite TV series. And there’s nothing wrong with doing that. However, there are still many things you can do to stay healthy and in shape during self-isolation.
1. YouTube is your friend
When it comes to exercise, this is your opportunity to break out of your gym routine and dive into a different form of exercise. This could be yoga, zumba, tabata, pilates or any other exercise type that interests you: YouTube has an answer to almost everything. If you’re worried about losing your gains, use dumbbells, water bottles or do body weight exercises.
2. A jog, walk or bike ride
This is the way to get your daily dose of fresh air and sunshine. You can exercise outside alone, with music or with a member of your household. Don’t forget to stick to uncrowded places!
3. Clean the house
If not now, when will it be the time? Clean the forgotten shelves, the unreachable tops of closets, wash the curtains and clean the windows. Cleaning can be very relaxing and is a great form of exercise. Put on some music, and before you realise, you’ll be having fun!
4. Declutter the place
Most of us keep too many things in our homes. Dry nail polish, several old chargers, clothes and shoes we haven’t worn in years and books we’ll never read again. An organised space makes an organised mind. Throw some things away and give some to charity!
5. Learn how to cook
Even if cooking really isn’t your thing, you should give it a try. You’ll get tired of ordering food, not to mention how much cheaper it is to make your own meals. Most importantly, it’s healthier as you know exactly what’s in it. Use the cookbooks that have been lying on the shelf for ages, browse the internet and check some food bloggers on YouTube.