Sheltering in Place? Tips for Staying Healthy While Social Distancing

Staying home all day, every day might not be what you had in mind when planning your year, but it’s important to maintain a positive attitude, even in difficult times like this. Since you’re spending so much time at home, you need to take the best care to keep yourself healthy. Here are some ways to keep up with your health while sheltering in place. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, schedule a televisit with MD365 to speak with one of our experienced physicians or nurse practitioners.

Healthy Diet and Mindful Eating

A healthy diet can go far in keeping you healthy. Eating right can keep you energized, strengthen your body, and even improve your mental health. Look into healthy ways of eating and find out what works for you. Take the time to listen to your body before you eat. Make sure you aren’t eating when you’re actually just thirsty or bored, and think about what you’re putting into your body. Use this time at home to try new recipes and find out what you like.

Keep Up With Your Fitness Routine at Home

The gyms may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up on working out. Try keeping up with your exercise routine at home with yoga, daily walks around your neighborhood, or even just morning stretching. Find out what kinds of exercise your body likes, and try to work out at least five days a week. Even 15 minutes of stretching in the morning can improve mental health and reduce some muscle pain. 

Focus on Getting Quality Sleep

Now that you’re doing your work or schooling at home, try adjusting your routine to make more time for quality sleep. Sleeping on a regular schedule and getting the right amount of sleep for your age can help your body fight off infections, improve your mood, and give you more energy during the day. 

Look to Trustworthy Sources for Information on COVID-19

Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation is being spread about COVID-19, and some of it can even be dangerous. For this reason, we advise you to only listen to reputable, trustworthy sources for your COVID-19 information. It’s important to stay in the know, and it’s important to only spread accurate, reliable information. We suggest checking the CDC and WHO websites regularly for updates on the pandemic, and we also recommend not checking every day. Give your mind a break from the stress and try not to obsess over the news. 

Televisits and More with MD365

If you think you’ve been infected with COVID-19, or if you’re dealing with any other health concerns, don’t take the risk of walking into a clinic or hospital right now. With MD365, you can schedule a televisit to see one of our experienced physicians or nurse practitioners without leaving the comfort and safety of your home. We can talk with you about your symptoms, give a diagnosis, and even send prescriptions to your pharmacy over a phone or video call. Visit our website to schedule your televisit with MD365 today. 

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