Staying physically and mentally healthy during this time
While health advice, whether about eating a balanced diet, exercising daily or getting enough sleep, is the same now as it was prior to the current situation, it's especially important during these times of uncertainty to pay closer attention to that advice.
During a pandemic like COVID-19, these actions are especially crucial for maintaining you physical and mental well-being. But social distancing complicates things - eating right when you're living on mostly non-perishable foods or working out when you're stuck at home can make it seem impossible to establish a healthy routine.
We've compiled some helpful tips, recipes and exercise routines that can help you stay healthy and well during this unique time of physical isolation.
Stay home as much as possible
Call or Facetime friends
Create a daily routine that’s as close to your normal schedule as possible
Get outside for Vitamin D and fresh air, while staying six feet from others
Spread positivity and comforting words on social media
Give yourself comic relief watching funny movies or sitcoms
Eat healthy meals, heavy on both vegetables and fruit
Take short breaks from the news and social media
Do daily workouts indoors or outside near your home
Make time to unwind – consider taking a long bath or meditating
Protect and help your community
Donate blood for community members in dire need
Check in on elderly neighbors and loved ones or those with health conditions
Donate to service industry workers, or friends/family whose jobs have been affected
Volunteer or donate to Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH and Northern KY
Send a card to someone who needs encouragement – nursing home residents, healthcare workers, patients in the hospital, police or fire workers and grocery store workers
Get takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant
Send encouraging texts to friends and family members who work in healthcare