The phased reopening of local Maui businesses is set to being on Monday, May 11th. Even though that will give Maui residents more options for places to go during the day to break up the monotony of quarantine, it’s still recommended that you stay home if you do not need to be out. During such long stretches at home over the past couple of months, you may or may not have picked up some bad habits that will be detrimental to your health in the long run. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can implement today to improve your health and create a home environment that you enjoy being in.
Keep A Clean And Organized Home
If you have children, the idea of keeping your home clean and orderly may sound like a fantasy, especially while they are home from school. Even if you are only able to accomplish a small amount of cleaning and organizing each day, it will help prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria as well as decrease your stress while you are stuck indoors.
Have A Fitness Routine
During this pandemic, the popularity of walks, runs, and bike rides has exploded across the country because people are looking for a way to leave their homes and get some fresh air. You can also use platforms like YouTube to watch free workout videos at home that require little to no equipment. As an added benefit, a consistent fitness routine has been shown to dramatically reduce stress.
Consider Mental Health
The amount of information you can consume about COVID-19 is staggering, and while it’s important to stay informed on what’s happening, you should also be conscious of what all of that information is doing to your mental health. Other ways you can promote your mental health are by staying in touch with friends and family over video chat, getting plenty of sleep, and practicing meditation or quiet time. If you add any of these activities into your daily routine, there is a good chance that you will feel more comfortable and peaceful in your current circumstances.
Drink Water And Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is extremely important to your overall health as well as your immune response. If water isn’t something you enjoy drinking on its own you can try, infusing your water, making tea, or drinking flavored seltzer water. The main goal is to avoid drinking too much soda, coffee, or alcohol as those beverages can weaken your immune system.
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