In these trying times it’s important to maintain a regular routine to support your mental and physical health. Whether you’re working from home or you’ve unfortunately been laid off, everyone has been impacted in some way by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Physical Health

The New York Times suggests adding extra movements to your regular chores while you are at home to fit in a little extra exercise here and there. Doing squats while you wait for food to warm up in the microwave or a few push ups while you wait for your pasta water to boil is a great way to burn a few extra calories at home.

Get in as many steps as  you can to keep up hearth health and if you aren’t sick at all and stay at least 6 feet away from other pedestrians, go for a walk outside. The fresh air will boost your mood and the walk will benefit your heart health.

For those aching to get back into the gym and lift weights again, try putting a can of beans or bag of rice in a bag to make your own weights at home. Have heavy text books? Use those. There are plenty of household items that can be used to add resistance to any workout with just a little creativity.  For a great workout at home, you only need about 30 minutes and a space in your home where you have some room. Don’t let this pandemic stop you from your fitness goals.

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Aim to get in as many steps as possible, if you have stairs walk up and down the stairs a few times to get your heart rate up or squat with a basket of laundry. Whatever you do to keep your body moving will help maintain your physical health during this time.

Mental Health

Social distancing can be extremely isolating and depressing. Continue to connect with friends and family via Facetime or Zoom regularly so you don’t feel so alone. Taking care of your mental health during this pandemic is as important as physical health. CBD products can help you feel clear headed throughout your day.

It’s normal to feel anxious or worried when there is so much uncertainty in the world right now. CBD has been reported to reduce anxiety with continued use. Try a few drops of CBD oil in your coffee to start your day off on a stress-free note.

Sticking to a routine can also help you feel in control. Wake up at the same time every day, make your bed, get dressed, eat at specific meal times. Keeping a routine can help you maintain some sense of normalcy which can benefit your mental health until we can go back to normal life.

Whether you are working from home or are not sure what’s happening with your career or job at the moment, try not to worry about things that are out of your control and we will get through this pandemic together. Stay healthy and be well.

Sources:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-tips-for-protecting-your-mental-health-during-quarantine.html

https://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness/outdoor-exercise-benefits.aspx

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-for-anxiety