Exercise and diet to follow during isolation
More and more people are going into self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are still ways that you can exercise and eat well during isolation.
Here are a few tips that can come in handy during isolation:
Have a routine
Although you may no be able to stick to a normal routine that you are familiar with it is still possible to create a new routine at home that is full of alternate ways to keep active and eat healthily. It may sound good just to lounge it out at home in your PJs all day and watch movies with buckets of ice cream, but this will have a detrimental effect on your mood and a bad effect on your health over time. Aim to get up at the same time each day as you normally would. Do a workout first, then take a shower and grab yourself something to eat.
Do a home workout
Find some old workout DVDs or hit up YouTube and find yourself a home workout channel. There are hundreds to choose from, and most are free and work with all abilities and ages. There are even workout videos for those who want to work out with their young children and babies. Have some fresh fruit on hand for a snack and some cold water along with a sweat towel. If you don’t feel like watching you can just load it up on your mobile phone and just have the sound going.
Recreate your walks
If you are the type of person who goes on routine walks each day with friends or family, don’t worry, you can still do this just in a different way. Load up facetime and have a conversation with whomever you normally train with and either march or jog on the spot. You are finding a creative way to keep active but still maintain that important interaction that is needed during isolation. Book in your walk date with family and friends, it may not be as scenic as it normally would, but you can always laugh about it down the track over coffee when the world has been rid of the virus.
You can’t forget about eating healthy when you are in isolation it is just as important as keeping active. It is important to remember that just because you are in isolation, it doesn’t mean that you need to have boring old plain meals for lunch and dinner. The best thing to do here is to use this chance to create something new, try something you never have before. Fodmap Diet Australia helps you with certain special diet plans.
Consider food delivery
Food delivery services are a convenient way to eat healthily. You can order what you like, and there is always recipe box services and options, and they will show you the possibilities of a healthier alternative. Most restaurants are offering delivery during the virus outbreak also so you can choose something healthy from their menu to ensure you are sticking to a good diet but saves you the hassle of cooking it.
Plan out your meals
Consider getting online and downloading a meal planner that can help you to keep organised and keep track of healthy eating. This will make sure you only buy what you need, so you are saving money, but you are also ensuring that you order everything you need for what you want to be eating.
If you don’t have the virus but are just self-isolating to avoid catching it then your lucky and you should take advantage of that. Spend a few days in the kitchen cooking up a storm of meals that you can freeze later on and reheat when you want them. Consider cooking in the slow cooker so you can make a big batch or make a few different pies in the pie maker that you can freeze and take out when you want. For special diets such as Fodmap, refer to a Fodmap Diet Dietitian to arrange a proper meal plan.
Although you may be in isolation, it doesn’t mean you need to miss out on keeping active and eating healthy; it merely means you need to do things in a different way for a while.