Stay Physically & Mentally Sane during Lockdown
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced not just India, but many countries of the world to go for lockdowns as it is one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of this highly contagious disease. Fear has surrounded the world and we have no choice but to stay indoors. People are taking all the precautionary measures to sail through the COVID-19 attack. However, two things that can suffer a lot during the long 21 days lockdown in India, are your physical and mental health.
The question arises how to stay healthy and mentally sane during this lockdown. Let’s get going.
Start with a walk
Home confinement during the lockdown can derail your fitness plans. Get on the right track by starting with a walk. If the space is tight, try rearranging the furniture. Else, use your balconies, terrace, ramp or whatever space you have.
Go for yoga & meditation
Yoga can boost your physical and mental health and doesn’t require much space. Lots of tutorial videos are available on YouTube which can guide you in the right direction to pull off all the yoga poses efficiently.
Dancing can help you shed those extra calories while you have fun. Set your playlist and get grooving to the beats.
If you have enough space in your home, play badminton, leg cricket, hopscotch, etc. and if you do not have much space, create ‘jugaad’ for table tennis, cricket, etc.,. Recall the games we played in the class – tic tac toe, book cricket, etc.?
Keep a check on diet
While restaurants and food delivery chains are closed due to lockdown, Indians are experts at cooking junk food which can throw your health goals out of the window. Avoid junk food, reduce calorie intake, keep a check on fat and sugar intake.
Lockdown period has forced many people to stay away from their loved ones. Stay in touch with your dear ones through video calls, group conferencing and social media.
Enjoy your hobbies
Coronavirus has given us an imposed break. Make the most of this time by indulging in your hobbies and spend quality time with your friends and family.
No going to work in the morning means you can afford to sleep late at night and wake up late in the morning. However, do the same at your own risk as it can hamper your mental health. So, stick to your sleep schedule to stay mentally fit.
Filter what you absorb
A continuous intake of negative or sad news and messages can create panic and disturb you. News channels are continuously broadcasting Coronavirus updates from around the world and this may affect one’s peace of mind. Please limit your exposure to such news, try filtering what you read/watch and pay attention to the content that keeps you happy.
Spread positive vibes & follow all these simple tips for a happy lockdown break!