Staying Happy and Healthy During the Pandemic

staying happy healthy pandemic

During a pandemic, it’s tough to stay happy – and essential to stay healthy. In this article I’ll give tips and insights to make sure you’re taking good care of yourself both physically and emotionally.

The pandemic is seeing many of our lives change. Some people are being impacted worse than others – of course. But it’s okay to feel down. And normal to feel put out by relatively small grievances or troubles you face as a result of isolation and social distancing.

At the end of the day, we’re used to living pretty free lives where we can do what we like. We’re used to going to work, seeing our friends and engaging in all sorts of social activities. Now, suddenly we find ourselves cooped up in our home with our years’ plans put on hold! Geez, this is bound to be a bit of a negative hit for our psyches!

Staying Happy and Healthy During the Pandemic

If you’re familiar with my work, then you know I wrote a bestselling relaxation guide book, Instant Calm. Plus I’m the founder of the groundbreaking video course, The Anxiety Cure. I’m basically a research geek on anxiety, resiliency and happiness. In this article I want to share with you helpful strategies to stay as healthy and happy as possible during this pandemic. 

1. Exercise & Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods

When it comes to exercise, the majority of us are used to heading to the gym and making use of the equipment and machinery they have there. Some of us have personal trainers. Some of us will be used to going to sports clubs or fitness classes.

All of these things share one thing in common: they’re not available right now.

Unfortunately, they’re not currently safe environments for the public.

So, what can you do to get your recommended 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week?

benefits of walkingWell, the answer lies in two options.

  • First, you can leave your home to exercise outside for one hour a day. This could be taking a walk, jog, run or cycle around your local area. If you do this, just make sure to distance yourself at least two metres away from anyone else who may be out exercising.
  • The other option is home workouts. Follow Youtube tutorials. Dance to your favorite music. We also got an in-home rebounder – which we love. Plus we have free weights! Studies show that for the most healthful results, you should break a sweat. Just don’t push yourself too far in an exercise you might not have tried out before.

When it comes to food, the 2 most important things you can do is:

  • avoid sugary foods
  • reduce processed foods

If you’ve been stress eating these unhealthy food items, check out my popular video course Stop Emotional Eating.

2. Reduce Stress Levels

staying happy healthy pandemicTimes like this are bound to be stressful. This is understandable. But there are steps that you can do to help to lower your stress levels. As mentioned, exercise can help – by reducing your body’s production of cortisol, the stress hormone.

But further relaxation boosters include:

These activities help you to vent, let go of stressful thoughts and feelings, or simply kick back and relax.

3. Keep In Touch With Loved Ones

Just because you can’t see your loved ones face to face doesn’t mean you can’t connect with them.

Text, call, or video call the people you love.

Set up a group video chat with apps like Zoom and Houseparty!

I also have a wonderful book to send loved ones far away – called Open When Letters. Inside are instant peptalks shared within fold out envelopes, origami style. Get a peek here.

These simple tips should really help to keep you happier and healthier during these hard times.

Implement them into your lifestyle as soon as possible to reap the benefits!

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