Things to do during lockdown
Every year, April 7 is celebrated as World Health Day to spread awareness
about maintaining good health and a balanced lifestyle. This year, the
special day is dedicated to the nurses, midwives and other health workers
who are fighting the Covid-19 global pandemic situation.
While the medical force is serving at the frontline; we the citizens, who are
in quarantine, can also contribute effectively towards battling the crisis by
adopting healthy and hygienic practices:
Mindful eating: For many of us being at home means gorging on junk food.
However, one must be watchful of what they eat and should practice a diet
that is high on nutritional value and rich in protein.
Exercise regularly: Workout doesn’t only mean jogging outdoors and
sweating it out at the gym. Stay active and create a full-body workout
regime indoors. Basics like planks, pushups, squats and burpees are easy to
do at home. Turn to Youtube and other online portals if you need some
guidance and motivation.
Focus on mental wellbeing: With so much negativity around, it is very vital
that we work on our mental health; and not be overwhelmed by the
current situation. Doing yoga or engaging in therapeutic activities like
painting and cooking are some of the best ways in which you can divert
your mind from all the stress.
Limit the intake of alcohol and other beverages: Weekend tipples are fine,
but sipping on your favourite spirit or caffeine drink every day during this
lockdown is not advisable. Believe us when we say that the last thing
anyone wants right now is to be admitted in the hospital due to dehydration