While we’re still a little shaken up with how things are drastically changing because of this global pandemic, we can all agree that there are a few things it has given us the chance to do. Since it’s highly likely that we will all be spending the rest of 2020 inside our homes, we’ve got more time than we’ve ever had in the last two years or so. It might also be a great time to take extra care of ourselves too.
Here are some body care tips and tricks to help you achieve your best body yet this year. After all, the whole point of isolation is to keep ourselves safe and healthy.
Practice Proper Hygiene
It may seem like such a small thing to do but trust us when we say that a sizable number of the population overlook this part of their body care routine! In fact, it is so important that the World Health Organization included it in its guidelines in the fight against COVID-19.
Practicing proper hygiene is essential in keeping your body healthy. It’ll keep viruses and bacteria at bay too. Even if you’re just at home, it’s very important to stay fresh!
Diversify Your Diet
Not only will you be doing your body a favor, you’re also going to be a great help to the environment, too. By diversifying your diet, your body will be getting more beneficial nutrients from different sources – especially whole foods, fruits and vegetables. If you’re up for a more challenging lifestyle switch : try going pescatarian or even vegan.
Here’s a homemade skin care tip : Concoct your very own Jamu glow juice to keep your skin healthy while boosting your immunity. Add in fresh turmeric, lemon, honey and fresh ginger. Not only is it delicious – it’s great for your body too.
Get That Body Moving
You know what they say! Your butt won’t look good if you only sit on it. There are about a hundred reasons why you should give exercising a go : it keeps your muscles strong, it boosts your immune system and it will keep you in a really good mood on most days.
If you’re one of those people whose schedules are always filled, there’s no better time than now to get started. Your workouts don’t even have to be grand or fancy. Just as long as it’s something you can commit to on a daily basis!
Good Sleep is Non-Negotiable
Yes, you read that right. Because you will be working from home more often than not, it’s probably tempting to do another night-long marathon of that series you’ve been dying to watch. On some nights, that’s okay. However, for the most part, it is important to get enough sleep – and good quality at that.
Sleep is essential in your body’s repair and detoxification process. It also supplements all the other efforts you’re doing to get your body in a better shape. Here’s a natural skin care tip : Get 8 hours of sleep. You’ll notice the changes in your skin immediately!
Pay Mind To Your Mind
Last and most important of all, your mind is just as important as every other physical and visible part of your body. That said, make sure you look after it well, too. Isolation can sometimes bring about feelings of anxiety or restlessness. Do something that you actually like that isn’t on your to-do list. Talk to a loved one or trusted friend. Read articles online that pique your interest. Get some rest.
Different strokes for different folks. As long as it works for you, that’s all that matters.