We are now 2 months into this pandemic and I am sure - like me- you feel like it is much longer, and worse yet- unending. There is a lot of information- and misinformation- in the media making its way into our daily lives. I've been working hard to keep up on what information makes sense and is worthwhile and what is not valid- especially when it comes to personal health and wellness. Over these next days to weeks I will be posting regular comments and updates on steps we can all take to promote our health and well being - mental as well as physical.
The best way to stay healthy and strong in this time is to make every effort to eat well and stay active - even while social distancing! The first step we can all take is to be mindful of what we are eating. By now we are hopefully getting past the "stress eating" and ready to move on from that. Think about getting rid of any unhealthy, sugary/fatty/salty comfort foods you might have turned to - and replace them with healthier options of whole fruit, nuts, whole grains, and lots of water. Eat slowly- and not too much.
Next essential step is to start- or continue- to exercise. The weather is improving so walk and walk often. Even with the sedentary lifestyle of working from home or self isolating it is so helpful to get up and walk around!
Upcoming articles will deal with more specific topics including how body fat affects vulnerability to COVID, exercise at home options, recipes, and yes- the safest way to deal with groceries and take out food. Meanwhile - leave a comment and certainly if you have a specific question let me know!