Sensible info on self-isolation and how to stay well mentally
and physically, by Tamara Willner.
STAY WELL while isolating
Tamara Willner has an MSc in Clinical
Nutrition and a BSc in Experimental
Psychology. She writes for digital
health service Second Nature.
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The recent government advice regarding
the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid19) means
that the majority of us will either
be in social isolation or socially distancing
ourselves from public places. Isolation of
any kind can be extremely frustrating and
negatively impact our mental health as
well as our physical health.
The goal of this post is to support
those of us who are currently well and
in isolation or social distancing to remain
feeling positive and healthy.
We've provided our top tips for social
distancing or isolation, and more detailed
advice around emotional eating, exercising
at home, and managing anxiety. We've
also included recipes using mostly nonperishable ingredients.
although this situation is unpredictable,
our mental wellbeing may benefit from
focussing on any possible silver linings
of spending more time at home. Perhaps
that's enjoying making home-cooked
meals each day, reading books we have
wanted to for a while, trying out some
new recipes, or getting into the habit of
exercising at home.
5 top tips for self-isolation
Follow these top tips to remain as positive
and healthy as possible:
1) Keep a routine
2) Stay digitally connected
3) Prioritise self-care
4) Eat a healthy, balanced diet
5) Keep moving
Keep moving at home
1) Try a home workout
2) Start 'snacking' on exercise
3) Consider a physical challenge
There's much more in the full blog
post, read it in the link below, along with
other articles, and now we all have much
more time to read them.