The COVID-19 is a global health crisis that risks public health and takes away people’s lives. As such, it’s crucial to protect your physical health from the threat of the novel coronavirus. The pandemic restrictions have also led to mental issues like psychological distress, anxiety, and depression. For this reason, protecting mental health is equally important as well.
Sure, our seniors and those with underlying health conditions are particularly vulnerable. On a more specific note, even women must not take their health and well-being for granted. While the COVID-19 crisis is here to stay, the key is to live a healthy lifestyle.
As a woman, here’s how to foster your health and well-being during this pandemic:
1. Maintain Personal Hygiene
When promoting health and wellness, it all starts with oneself. As a woman, you must foster your personal hygiene all the time. Especially during this pandemic, you should always have this in mind. It can go as simple as washing hands frequently to as complex as changing clothes after going outdoors. The ultimate goal is to keep yourself always clean, thus free from the various strains of the novel coronavirus.
2. Perform House Cleaning and Disinfection
Apart from ensuring personal hygiene, you should always keep your living space clean and disinfected. As the head of the household, be sure to clean your house regularly. Also, disinfect your home using Environmental Protection Agency or EPA-approved disinfectants. In addition, make sure to delegate household chores and get everyone involved during this pandemic. Ultimately, a clean and tidy home is equivalent to a healthy household.
3. Follow Health and Safety Protocols
There must be some good reason authorities have set health and safety measures. While the COVID-19 crisis, be sure to follow these protocols, whether at home or outdoors. Doing so will protect your physical body from the threat of the novel coronavirus. If you’re wondering what to follow, consider the following recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Getting vaccinated
- Wearing masks
- Maintaining social distancing
- Washing hands frequently
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Cleaning and disinfecting
- Monitoring health daily
4. Form Healthy Habits at Home
As a woman, it’s crucial to understand that good habits start at home. It’s all the more vital to develop and acquire a healthy lifestyle amid the COVID-19 crisis. As a woman, you should set a good example for your spouse and children to follow. Here are some suggestions for healthy living:
- Prepare and eat nutritious foods.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Work out regularly or get physically active.
- Get enough sleep that is restful and restorative.
- Practice mindfulness and meditation.
- Open lines of communication.
- Practice self-care.
5. Consider Pet Ownership
Did you know that pet ownership helps foster your mental health during this pandemic? In fact, National Geographic conducted a survey and revealed that pets help owners cope with the pandemic. Why? Pets can keep you company, reduce your stress, and ease your loneliness amidst the pandemic restrictions. Taking care of your furry family members also makes you physically active. Even sending your dogs for boarding and training can keep you busy and preoccupied. Hence, pet ownership can be good for your health and well-being during this pandemic.
6. Pursue Home Improvement Projects
Another way to become physically active and mentally preoccupied is to pursue home improvement projects. As a woman, you can hire home contractors for complete home renovation, partial house remodeling, tradesman services, and even outdoor landscaping. You can even take the DIY route if you’re into home decoration and designing. Doing so can keep you busy and preoccupied during this pandemic. It can also make you as physically active as possible. That’s why home improvement projects have spiked during this pandemic.
7. Enjoy Home Gardening
The last is to engage in home gardening, which has become popular amid the COVID-19 crisis. Many women love to grow plants, shrubs with blooms, herbs and vegetables, and even fruit-bearing trees. It’s especially true for women with green thumbs. But on top of all is the fact that outdoor gardening is good for the health. It allows you to breathe fresh air, absorb sunlight, commune with nature, and become physically active. Hence, it helps promote your health and well-being during this pandemic.
At this point, you now know what it takes to foster your health and well-being during this pandemic. Consider the healthy lifestyle tips recommended above, from maintaining personal hygiene to considering pet ownership to enjoying home gardening. With all these in mind, you’ll be able to get by and even rise above the pandemic. Ultimately, you’ll be physically fit and mentally stable amid the COVID-19 crisis.