The current corona crisis generally does not give us a ton of exercise. But it also remains important to train a little more than your typing thumb alone. In addition, your mental health could use a little extra attention in these weird times. How do you stay healthy and fit when you’re at home all day? We have collected eight tips for you to prevent your fitness from deteriorating during these weeks. Nothing new under the sun, but be honest … Do you really stick to it?
It goes without saying that if you only work at home, you will also eat other things. And after a survey, it turns out: these are rarely bananas and apples. Finally, you can skip that bag of M & Ms carefree, without disapproving (or jealous) looks from colleagues! However tempting, try to stick to your own regular diet. And do not eat more than before, because you already exercise less.
Try to move a bit more
Sport is good for everyone, that is nothing new. But when you sit at home so much and you cannot go outside much, you also get much less exercise. Therefore, go extra sports. Try putting together a fitness program at home or go walking, running or cycling outside. At social distance of course. This way you stay fit and you get through this period healthy.
Alternate nice things with less nice things
Let’s deal with it: working from home can sometimes be downright boring. Without the daily gossip at the coffee machine, the day suddenly takes a long time. Therefore try to combine the useful with the pleasant. Make a schedule for yourself and reward yourself with an episode of your favorite series after a few hours of work.
Even though we may not see each other for a while; There are countless possibilities to keep in touch with each other. Such as (video) calling or other ways of communicating online. Or challenge each other for a game of pictionary or escape from a digital escape room. The most important thing is that you keep in touch with your friends and / or family, because that contributes a lot to your happiness and health.
Let go now and then
You can drive yourself crazy by searching endless corona news. It is good to let everything go for a while. The current situation will take a while and if you are at peace with that, it will cost you much less energy. So let it go and focus on the positive things in life. Even though the world is on fire; you can still occasionally laugh.
There are many people who depend on others and do not get help so easily these days. You can change that! Shop for a neighbor or neighbor who cannot easily leave the house, send a card to someone who is lonely at home or cheer someone up in a different way. Use your creativity, because the possibilities are endless! That little bit of positivity not only works wonders for your health, but also for the other person’s. Win win!
Get enough sleep
Changing your rhythm is tiring. Even if you feel you are doing less than before. So try to get your hours of sleep well now, so that you can start well rested every day. Pro tip: These are the days to take a lovely afternoon nap.