How to Stay Healthy During Quarantine

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Tatiana Joseph-Saunders

Given we are all either in self-quarantine, lockdown or trying our best to social distance–when’s a better time to get your health back on track?

It’s easy to forget that there are little things you can do every day to stay healthy, even if you cannot go outside. The following is a list of some activities, habits and advice you can take up while you spend your time at home.

1. Utilize The Fitness Side Of YouTube

While I’m sure YouTube is streaming overtime nowadays, there is so much more to it than juicy rants and makeup tutorials. There are a lot of really good workout videos on YouTube, all ranging in difficulty and length, so it can be easy to find the one best for you. Some of my favorite workout channels are POPSUGAR Fitness, MadFit and OfficialTheNX

2. Download The App SuperCook

One of the most frustrating things is looking at a full fridge but not knowing what to do with it. Even if you’re not a chef, the app SuperCook can help! Using SuperCook, you can type in the ingredients you have, and it will find recipes for you. You can also search for a recipe that you have been wanting to try. Cooking up what’s in your pantry or fridge is healthier than ordering takeout or eating a frozen meal, and it’s more fun.

3. Try Out Yoga Or Meditation

There is a lot of stress that comes along with experiencing a pandemic, no matter how many degrees of separation there might be between you and the actual coronavirus. With school and housing adjustments, introducing some yoga or meditation in your life can help you stay calm and healthy. Taking five minutes every day to just breathe, with your eyes closed, can do wonders! If you want to try yoga, the YouTube channel YogaWithAdriene is a great place to turn to.

4. Remember To Drink Your Water

Remember to drink your water while you are relaxing on the couch, binge-watching a TV show or getting some homework done. It’s a refreshingly easy way to stay healthy, no matter what you’re doing in the meantime.

5. Don’t Forget About Your Fruits And Veggies

When you’re stuck in the house, it’s easy to only eat snacks and frozen meals. No one is saying that you can’t have those, but try to work in an apple or a side salad every now and then. If you have a hard time finding certain vegetables palatable, try adding different seasonings or sauces to add more flavor!

Hopefully this list gives you some ideas to spice up and energize your time at home!