Being home all day has changed how we work, play, eat, train, and connect. Thanks to technology, we have plenty of ways to work online, take virtual fitness classes, and connect with our friends and community.
While it’s great that we’re able to still do a lot of what we’re used to, we’ve also experienced quite a change in our daily routines. But despite these changes, you can still stick with some daily habits that encourage you to be healthy at home.
Here are five fitness and food habits for staying healthy at home:
1. Work out consistently.
Try to stick with a consistent workout routine. It might feel strange at first. But once you get into a routine, working out at home will become something to look forward to and a way to break up your day. Participating in virtual classes also gives you a chance to connect with others and see some familiar faces from your fitness community.
2. Reduce the temptation to snack.
Stage your environment so that snacks aren’t easily accessible. If you can, set up your work area far away from the kitchen. If you’re feeling like a snack, check-in with yourself and see if you’re bored or just need to take a break. Step outside for a few minutes or do a quick set of squats or pushups.
3. Stay hydrated.
Making sure that you’re staying well hydrated promotes good physical and mental health. Your body can function properly, which includes an effective and healthy immune system. Drink water with each of your meals, and keep a water bottle filled and close by throughout your day.
4. Get plenty of movement and go outside.
Staying at home means that you may not get up and move around as much as you have in the past. Make an effort to stand up throughout the day and take short breaks outside. Take a quick walk around the block or take a few deep breaths while standing in the sun.
5. Create a meal plan and daily meal schedule.
Healthy habits thrive when you have solid routines in place. One of these routines is meal planning and prep. Create a healthy meal plan and prep what you need ahead of time. Also, create a daily meal schedule, which includes when you’ll eat your meals. Having this plan encourages healthier food choices while cutting down on snacking too much in between meals.
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