It can be a struggle staying healthy whilst you have to remain at home all-day, and while you might think the occasional salad will do the trick, there’s much more to consider to keep up a healthy lifestyle during the pandemic, here are the 4 key factors to consider in your daily diet.
Staying hydrated with 8 glasses of water a day will help with keeping you energised and alert during lockdown. If you’re not a fan of tap water, then buying a filter or filter jug can completely change the taste of your water and give it the freshness of a bottle of water. You can get hydration from other sources too, with tea coffee and squash all being popular choice, you just need to drink these in lower quantities and not in the evening so you don’t affect you sleeping pattern.
It can be difficult to cram in all the daily nutrition some days when you’re not up for cooking, but there are other sources to consider. Probiotics and multivitamins are a great way to assure your body gets all the nutrition it needs. Or if your natural diet covers most, you can buy specific iron or magnesium tablets for example.
Keeping your diet and nutrition consistent is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you’re eating at the right time every day and avoiding any late-night snacking. It can be too easy to get bored at home and start snacking at random times a day, which isn’t ideal for a healthy diet.
If going to be more difficult than ever to avoid snacking so why not embrace it, sort of. Buy some healthy snacks such as nuts, raisins and other fruit to keep you sane when you’re feeling peckish. There’s plenty of great superfoods that are used to graze on so it’s worth looking into which ones you think you’ll like the most. Careful though, while some of these snacks are healthy without moderation that can turn around, nuts being a prime example.
The above along with exercise and stretching will keep your body fighting fit during the lockdown period. It can be tough to keep it up during these uncertain times, but it’s essential to a healthy diet.