How to Keep Yourself Healthy during Home Quarantine

How to Keep Yourself Healthy during Home Quarantine

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant changes to our lifestyles. To minimize exposure to others, people are practicing social distancing and are spending most of their hours staying at home.

But, even though self-isolation can help you steer clear from the disease, it’s important to accept that being under quarantine also has its share of difficulties.

Being cooped up at home all day makes it easy for you to lose track of your routine and habits. While you may be able to keep COVID-19 at bay, you may also end up taking your health for granted by not getting enough sleep and mismanaging your diet.

If you want to maintain your physical wellness during this period, the guide below will discuss different things you can do to stay healthy.

1). Follow a routine

As you deal with the effects of the pandemic, it’s incredibly easy to embrace chaos and spend most of your waking hours just going through the motions. Even though you don’t have to get up extra early to prepare breakfast and commute to the office, this doesn’t mean that you should stop following a routine. 

With this in mind, it’s best to establish a schedule to provide your day some structure. Taking note of all your responsibilities (from your work requirements to your household demands) and setting enough time to handle each one will allow you to remain productive during the lockdown.

2). Find a doable workout program

Following a workout program can be extremely valuable during this period. Not only does it give your week some structure, but it’s also the most effective way to boost your immune system and prevent health complications such as heart disease.

Fortunately, there are tons of programs available online that you can follow at your own convenience.

In case you want to take bigger steps towards fitness, acquiring the services of an online coach can also be an incredibly valuable investment.  

3). Cook and eat healthy meals

Cooking is an all in one activity: it keeps you busy and can also be a great bonding experience for everyone in your household. However, it’s important to be mindful of the things you eat since the pandemic may cause you to consume way more than you usually would.

When faced with stressful situations, keep in mind that a lot of people have binge eating and snacking as their primary coping mechanisms.

You may be safe from the virus at home, but you may end up compromising your health in other ways if you’re not following a balanced diet. 

Making your wellness a priority has its share of rewards, so make sure to prepare healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

4). Drink lots of water

Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining your overall health. Drinking the right fluids ensures that all of your body’s systems are getting enough nutrients to operate.

At the same time, water plays a huge role in flushing out harmful toxins.

Health experts recommend that at least eight servings of 8-ounce glasses (2 liters) of water a day. If you want to add a little twist to your beverage, adding a slice of lemon, cucumber, or berries will freshen up your drink.

5). Get enough sleep

The stress and lifestyle changes brought upon by COVID-19 may negatively impact your sleep schedule.

Lack of sleep doesn’t only compromise your body’s ability to fight off infections; it can also affect your mood and cognition throughout the day.

Regardless of what your schedule may look like, you have to make sure that you’re getting at least 8 hours of good quality sleep a day.

In case you’re having trouble falling asleep, adopting good sleeping habits and following a bedtime ritual will allow you to dose off easily. 

6). Write in a journal

Don’t forget to take care of your mental health, as well. In these challenging times, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and feel like things are only getting worse.

When faced with a stressful situation, setting a few minutes of your day for some quiet time can make a huge difference. Writing in a journal before bed can be an extremely valuable habit.

People who make entries regularly can organize their thoughts with more clarity and are able to stay in control of their emotions.

It’s an incredibly powerful tool for self-reflection, and making it a point to write every few days can even help you become a better version of yourself.

Meghan Roces

Meghan Roces

Meghan Roces is considered a social butterfly due to her overwhelming energy and charisma, as proven by people who get to meet her. She also loves traveling and has been to a few amazing places around the world. However, one can only have such energy, and sometimes, Meghan would opt to lie low and have an alone time—curled up in bed with a really good book.
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32 Comments

  1. Zentner StealBuildings says:

    Hey thanks for this wonderful and perfect points that we all should consider at his time.

  2. YVS Institute says:

    A great post especially in the present context. These are really very useful tips for all human beings. Thanks for sharing the wonderful knowledge. Please keep writing such useful & informative posts.

  3. Miko says:

    Perfect article and guide for ourselves specially in this hard time situation because of COVID. Great idea, thank you for sharing us.

    Regards
    Miko

  4. Rose Mathew says:

    Nice blog. I find it useful. Stay fit.

  5. Shubham Rawat says:

    Wonderful article. The perfect guide for ourselves in this situation of COVID

  6. Floranet says:

    Great info thanks buddy! Will surely utilize your research resources.

  7. Raj says:

    Nice blog.

  8. Salar Malik says:

    I love this article and this is so helpful in my life.

  9. Akshay Dawar says:

    Thanks for this great article. In these tough times we need to keep ourselves always hydrated, keep having hot fluids, take precautions as much as you can and please don’t go out. Stay fit and stay safe at home.
    Thanks again for sharing this article.

  10. Savannah says:

    This was super informative, thanks!

  11. Gourav Debbarma says:

    Hello Meghan

    Thank you for sharing your amazing article.

    I would like to point out that it would be more informative article, if could add some more points. Along with taking care of our diet, health and mental health, we can do much more as we have ample amount of time. Some of the example are like Learning new things or Learning something that we always want to but couldn’t due to our busy schedule.

    Such activity will definitely help us in taking care of our mental state during this COVID pandemic and during home quarantine.

  12. Anupriya says:

    Well written blog. It’s hard to stay motivated to be fit during this time.

  13. Riya says:

    Thanks for sharing this article here…it was really helpful.

  14. Rijhu says:

    Hello Meghan,

    A much needed and useful article especially when we all are facing COVID-19 pandemic.

    The tips you have shared are just awesome as in this tough time we all need to keep us hydrated, have a healthy meal, enough sleep, and few regular exercises to boost ourselves and keeping ourselves healthy.

    Please keep sharing such a useful and informative post.

    Thank you,
    Rijhu

  15. Vinayak says:

    Hello,
    Thank you for sharing this useful information I read like this article and I gain more information.

  16. Bishaka Debbarma says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Meghan.I was a bit worried because I don’t have anything like a home gym but these tips were helpful.

  17. Kylie Fashions says:

    Nice and very helpful article, thanks for sharing.

  18. Ravi Gupta says:

    Great Article!

  19. Zohaib says:

    Hi dear this is a very good blog. I love your work keep it up You are one of the best blog. Your content is very helpful for me.

  20. Shubha Tiwari says:

    Hi Meghan,

    Very nice post,it will be really easy to keep ourselves healthy during this corona crisis. Thanks for sharing the tips

    Regards,
    Shubha Tiwari

  21. Vinayak says:

    Hello, Very informative piece of article, this blog has helped me to understand the concept even better. Keep on blogging.

    Thanks!

  22. John says:

    We need to follow this routine to be fit and to boost our immunity.

  23. Dilpreet says:

    Thanks for this wonderful article, since being healthy especially during this phase is of utmost importance.

  24. Sameera says:

    Very interesting post. All points are apt . This is the best time to make a new routine and live positively . I am following skin and health care during this quarantine.

  25. Zentner StealBuildings says:

    I loved the whole information of your blog all those are the points that can’t be ignored during home quarantine thanks for sharing this

  26. Ankita says:

    Amazing and well explained. Very helpful.

  27. Rahul Kumar says:

    This is very useful information. Thanks for sharing valuable content.

  28. Humayoun Mussawar says:

    Nice article.

  29. Syght says:

    I love this article and this is so helpful in my life.

  30. Firdous says:

    Hi Meghan,
    Valuable content and needed the most on this time….Thanks for sharing :)

  31. Frank Nova says:

    Nice Article Sir, During the home quarantine people are effected upset. they are made morally down and make overthinking. so Mind Freshness is most important part of the home quarantine.

  32. Drsternina says:

    Thank you for sharing your post with us.

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