Now that most of us are at home due to the movement control order, it gives us an opportunity to take more care of our health and fitness.

1. Take care of your diet

The stress of it all, may cause elevated stress hormones to takeover. We may turn to the wrong kinds of food as a source of comfort. Be sure to eat healthy and drink lots of water. This is what Coach Nik has to say about it.

2. Increase your movement and activity

Everyday we move a substantial distance, either for work, errands or other activities. Now that we’re at home, we may notice that our activity levels has dropped significantly. Poor vacular activity has been suggested to increased insulin resistance, poor blood sugar control, and high level of fatty acids causing heart related diseases.

Be sure to move around as much as you can at home to increase your daily level of activity. Here are a few ideas what you could do:

  • Take the stairs up and down
  • Make chores more fun by dancing
  • Fidget with your legs and feet
  • Place your mobile device further away from you
  • Sit on an exercise ball while watching TV
  • Please consult your doctor to make sure the above are safe for you

3. Create a routine

When we go to work or school, we follow a set daily routine. This gives us a sense of purpose, predictability and productivity. Now that we’re at home and our routines have changed, we may feel a sense of mental chaos, not knowing what to expect. Creating a routine may give us peace of mind, allowing us to use our time and energy effectively throughout the days at home.

4. Be sure to get enough sleep

People tend to underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep. Due to late nights, social media distractions or stress, our vital night time can be disturbed. Sleep is when your body and mind recover, whether its from exercises, working, managing stress, etc. A good night’s sleep has been shown to increase productivity, and higher levels of mental activity. So make sure you’re getting a enough extended periods of sleep at night.

5. Exercise!

We all know that exercise helps to improve our overall health and well-being. It has shown to reduce the risk of developing dieases, manage weight, lower blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, may block negative thoughts, life your moods and improve your sleep. But now that most of us at home, these are the ways we can exercise in the comfort of our own home.

  • Follow youtube videos
  • Build a home gym
  • Sign up for an online virtual class like the one we have!

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