We’re living in unprecedented times. With many people spending most of their time at home due to the Corona virus pandemic, how much has your lifestyle changed in recent weeks? Not only are we facing a change in daily routine, but social distancing is affecting both physical and mental well-being for many people.
Memes are floating around online about pandemic weight gain – jokingly referred to as the “COVID-19.” Just because you are stuck at home, doesn’t mean that your health is put on the back burner. In fact, it might be the perfect opportunity to focus more on your habits and nutrition.
3 Tips for Staying Healthy at Home
Here are a few simple strategies that can be used to take care of your physical and mental health while staying at home:
- Physically Fit: Depending on where you live, you may or may not have the option to go outside for exercise. Even though the gyms are closed, you can continue your favorite workout routines at home. Have no weights at home? Get creative! Resistance bands are a great alternative, or even a simple bath towel can simulate many of your favorite exercises. YouTube has some great tutorials you can follow to learn how to “Towel Press.” Check out for at-home training sessions. Make sure to set a time for exercise, otherwise, it will be another to-do item that falls to the bottom of the priority list.
- Mentally Fit: Curbing boredom is essential for keeping your brain young and l the time productively. It might be the perfect opportunity to work on the home projects that have been waiting for years: cleaning out the closets, refinishing the cupboards, or upgrading the yard. Other activities might include listening to podcasts, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, reading a good book, or trying a new recipe.
- Eating Healthy: It’s no surprise that being stuck at home leads to unnecessary snacking. How many times do you walk to the kitchen during the day? If you are going to snack, make sure that your cupboards are stocked with foods that boost your health: fruits, vegetables, clean protein, nuts, seeds, and more. You can enjoy a guilt-free snack that supports overall health.
At Nature’s Garden, we make it easy to keep your cupboards stocked with healthy snacks. When you are looking for something to curb an afternoon craving at home, our trail mix snack packs are the perfect solution. The nuts and seeds in these mixes help you tackle your daily macros goals with healthy fats and protein. Our goal is to give you the best of both worlds: