How to Stay Healthy While Quarantined at Home?

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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Quarantine might not be a situation we usually like. But this can become an opportunity for us to get our health on track. With a lot of extra time in your hand, you can focus on catching up on all the workout that you missed. This spare time might also lead to unnecessary snacking. Make sure your mind is adequately trained to avoid such unnecessary cravings. Make sure to concentrate on making your lifestyle healthy.

Today we are here to offer you a few tips that can help you stay healthy during the quarantine.

 
 

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1. Pen Down a Schedule

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Make a note of your everyday schedule based on the clear requests of the day. When you write down a schedule, it becomes easier for you to keep track of it. Making a plan and writing it down gives you confidence and motivates you to stay healthy. Make sure you do not break the schedule.

2. Set a Workout Routine

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There are ample of workout routines that are available on the internet, which you can choose according to your age and body type. Staying home gives you a lot of spare time hence giving you the opportunity to make a workout schedule and stick to it. Make your best out of this time. This is a golden opportunity for people who are looking to lose weight. It is not necessary for you to go out of the house. You can follow a routine at your house itself. Know what your body type is and choose a workout schedule accordingly.

3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast

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Never skip your breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day. As the saying goes, one must have breakfast ‘like a king.’ Make sure your breakfast has a punch. It must be filled with nutrients and help you keep going throughout the day. Make sure your breakfast is a combination of healthy food. Oats, fruits and eggs are healthy and tasty ways to go about this.

4. Have a Wholesome Lunch

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Eating a wholesome lunch is equally important. This is what will help you keep going through the rest of the day. The composition of this meal must be a combination of protein, fats and nutrients to keep your body healthy. Make sure you avoid unhealthy snacks and go for a fresh home-cooked meal. This can also be a wonderful family occasion and a way in which you can get to know your family.

5. Have a Timely Dinner

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Make sure to have the last meal of your day before 8 PM. Have a very light dinner and do not make it very filling. Eat only what is necessary to keep your hunger pangs at bay. Avoid unnecessary snacking after this and make sure to go to bed early.

6. Get Adequate Sleep

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Your body needs adequate rest to make sure your metabolism, immune systems and also your mind function at optimum levels. Only proper rest will accumulate the required energy for your body to function the following day. It is recommended that you sleep for 6-8 hours every day.

Follow these tips on a regular basis and see how your life turns out to be both physically and mentally healthy.

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