Staying Healthy During the Pandemic

At the start of 2020, very few of us could have anticipated how much our lives would change over the next year. Right now, in February 2021, we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, where coronavirus and Covid-19 is consistently spreading across the world’s population and countless people are experiencing consequences ranging from loss of life to mild sickness as a result.

Given the high profile of this virus, it’s not all too surprising that many of us have started turning an eye to our own health and wellbeing, doing our utmost to minimize our chances of catching and spreading the virus and attempting to maximize our own wellbeing to give ourselves the best chances of tackling the virus if we do catch it.

There are a number of things you can do on a day to day basis to give you the greatest chances of success. Here are some to consider!

Wear a Mask

We’ve been told time and time again how important it is to wear a mask in public in order to slow the spread of the virus. Of course, masks should be washed between each wear, so make sure you have plenty at hand. Whether that’s surgical masks, air filter masks, or something more fun like a smart mask.

Keep Your Distance

When in public, keep 6 feet away (two meters) from anyone else who isn’t in your own household. This will also reduce your chances of catching and spreading the virus.

Wash Your Hands

Huge emphasis has been placed on hand washing too! Make sure to wash your hands regularly throughout the day. If possible, always carry hand sanitizer so you can sanitize your hands on the go.

Get Sufficient Exercise

Health and wellbeing basics are still important, and essential during national lockdowns. Many of us are struggling to get our recommended one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or seventy-five minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week. Gyms have closed. Sports clubs have closed. Fitness classes are canceled. But there are still options! Consider going for a jog or run, cycling, or maybe even a home workout. Something as simple as yoga could make all the difference to how you’re feeling.

Get Sufficient Sleep

Many of us are stressed and struggling to sleep as a result. But try to get your recommended eight hours wherever possible. This is an important time for your body to repair and recuperate. Try sleep soundtracks, eye masks, meditation, mindfulness, sleep sprays, calming teas, and more in your nighttime routine. They could really help! Also, make sure to put down any devices way before bedtime. They can emit a blue light that tricks your body into thinking that it’s day and perking up. 

 

These suggestions may seem logical, but too many people are neglecting them. So, they’re worth a reminder! Hopefully, they’ll help to keep you as healthy as possible throughout the duration of this pandemic.

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Hazel Jane is a freelance writer, university student, and an avid reader. She has a passion for writing, skiing, and traveling the world.

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