It is now albeit common knowledge about the benefit and importance of keeping fit for general health and well-being whereby irrespective of age or gender, anyone can engage in a form of exercise either physically or mentally. However, what do you do when there is a global health crisis such as the deadly COVID-19 that has rocked the entire world and with it came stringent social distancing measures to limit the spread. This has made staying fit and healthy very difficult because activities such as going to the gym, run, grocery shopping, connecting with friends and even something simple as hugging a loved one is now very prohibitive.
Understanding the importance and significance of self-isolation during this global health crisis does not take away the awareness that the home environment creates a very tempting avenue to be lackadaisical with our health or sedentary such as inactive, deskbound, or sitting. Therefore, it is important to emphasize that our body and mind still needs to function at optimal level to avoid excess weight gain, mental stress, weak immune system, and acute infections.
In this article, we'll address the model amount of physical activity that is recommended to maintaining good health, tips on how to achieve that while in self isolation as well as nutritional suggestions for health living.
According to the World Health Organization, the recommended physical activity for an adult over 18 years is averaging 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week or ideally 150 minutes of moderate-intensity per week. If possible, skeletal muscle strengthening activities should be done not less than two days a week.
Achieving the above could prove very daunting during a global health crisis, so here are some recommendations to effortlessly nailing this without adding more strain to an already complicated situation.
In conjunction with keeping up with both the mental and physical aspect of our health, proper nutrition is what seals the deal as it is very vital to maintaining overall health and well-being. It helps to develop strong immune systems, reduces the risks of infectious diseases and chronic illnesses amongst numerous benefits.
Having a proper nutrition to ensure a well-balanced diet for your health does not have to be complicated or expensive.
Below are easy guidelines to imbibe:
Although this might be looking like the global health crisis is lasting forever, take a moment and just take it one day at a time. The global health crisis would eventually be resolved but your health would be with you forever, hence the need to strive to continuously maintain good health always. By including proper nutrition in your diet as well as physical and mental activity, you are on the pathway to augmenting your overall health and well-being.
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