With summer coming to a close, fall and winter are approaching. During most years the later seasons of the year are usually correlated with increased numbers of people getting sick. This year it is as important as ever to make your health a priority. Being reactive with a dangerous virus can be fatal and a number of people that have recovered from the virus have lingering effects. A proactive approach will be incredibly helpful as it will help prevent you from getting sick. The following are areas of your health to focus on when going into winter and fall.
Your immune system needs to be running on a large array of vitamins and nutrients. Take the time during lockdown to prep meals so you can simply throw one in the oven or microwave. Keeping ingredients separate can be a great way to eat throughout a week. Take the time to look at a challenge that is done online to help kickstart you new healthy eating habits. Cleansing your body will take time during a diet but remember that cheat days are important! Splurging regularly can be a reward for the discipline you practice on the other days/meals of the week.
Investing in fitness equipment can be costly and not every individual has a room to turn into a gym. Investing in a craftsman style shed can be the perfect answer to this. You can establish your gym in the shed and not have to worry about the equipment being exposed to the elements. A stationary bike can be a great investment as you can get in the cardio workouts you need. The bike can also be a part of some kind of circuit or interval training that you are doing. Weights will depend on the person as some people might want bodyweight equipment while others want to focus on Olympic lifts.
The summer is the highlight of the year for a number of people. The number of cases of depression increase as the hours of sunlight decrease studies have shown. Mental health is often neglected as people suffering do their best to put on a smile to hide their feelings. There might be a day where you take off from work to relax or enjoy an extended weekend. Self-care is essential and you have extra time during social distancing to focus on yourself. Meditation can work wonders especially if you are stuck in the home with a noisy family for a majority of the day.
Deciding to stay in on a certain weekend to sleep is a great example of making a decision for yourself you likely will not regret. Alcohol is used far too often to numb problems and binge drinking is bad for your health. Addiction during the time of social distancing is easier than ever to fall into. The amount of alcohol that has been purchased during lockdown has been immense to past years according to major alcohol distributors.