Being stuck at home can feel dull and boring – but it doesn’t have to be that way. This is our new norm and there has never been a better time to try new things and focus on self-improvement.
We’re sharing our best tips for staying active during lockdown so you can avoid that cabin fever feeling and actually come out of lockdown looking and feeling better.
Create a good routine
Building a great at-home routine will not only make you feel happier, but it will also have you looking forward to tasks and activities you set yourself each day. Forget rolling out of bed to your home office – when you schedule time for work as well as relaxation time and fun, exercise and staying active, social time and a healthy amount of sleep, you might actually start to get more out of the days. And without those time-consuming commutes, you’ll actually find you have actually got more time in the day!
Cooking meals at home means you have full control of what ends up on your plate. Avoid the temptation of food delivery apps and stick to a balanced diet, making sure to eat fruits and vegetables every day and getting the right nutrients you need to stay healthy. Why not make things fun? Crack out the spice mix, hot sauce or kitchen gadget from last Christmas and try something new at the same time.
From cigarettes to alcohol, it can be easy to lean on unhealthy habits as a way to cope with all the uncertainty in the world. Luckily, alternatives are constantly improving, especially with non-alcoholic drinks. With great reviews across the US and Europe, Athletic Brewing Co are the latest non-alcoholic beers to hit the Aussie market, including their delicious Run Wild IPA and Upside Dawn Golden Ale that are already making waves in the Australian beer community.
From taking a walk outside to keeping up a hobby, avoid doom scrolling through live pandemic coverage and keep your brain active, as well as giving you a good ol’ serotonin boost, which we all need. Why not kill two birds with one stone and turn your house into your own at-home gym? Backed by the likes of Lance Armstrong and professional football J.J. Watt, Athletic Brewing have also put together a range of at-home workouts brought to you by top American athletes, proving you don’t need any fancy equipment to stay healthy.
Not everything needs to be hard work, and sometimes it can be as simple as chatting to someone from your family, whether you’re living at home together or calling across the globe. Having some wind-down time at the end of the day is important. This could be watching TV, reading a book or just sitting down and enjoying some quiet time, giving your body time to relax and recharge. With the added stress of a global pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to have some time to yourself so you can stay happy and healthy.