Just because we are staying safe at home, it doesn’t mean that we have to be unhealthy. Many people are complaining about gaining the “COVID 20”, or putting on 15-20 pounds during this time of Quarantine. Regardless of whether weight is an issue, we can stay safe and healthy during this time.
Hydration is so important, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. The Mayo clinic recommends “about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men and about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.” This can also be supplemented by a hydration beverage such as Gatorade or Vitamin Water. These beverages can be loaded with sugar, so be careful to read the labels. After doing quite a bit of research, the hydration beverage I choose is Vega Sport Hydrator. It contains electrolytes and natural flavors, and is sweetened with Stevia. It comes in lemon-lime and berry and tastes great. Available on Amazon.
Many of us have become “one with the couch” during this time of Quarantine. No gyms, classes, or group sessions allowed. Some suggestions of ways to move our bodies are: take a walk (with masks, of course), do some gardening, put on some musice and dance. If your favorite activity is a class, look online! Chances are the activity is available on YouTube or you may be able to finds an app that will guide you through the activity of choice. If exercise seems daunting, just think of it as moving your body. Any activity that gets your body moving is beneficial and will do wonders.