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Staying Healthy & Active During Lockdown

If your health and fitness routine has been thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 lockdown, there are still lots of ways to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. Here are 5 guidelines to maintaining optimal health while staying at home during the coronavirus shutdown.

Eating healthily has a myriad of benefits, from physical health to psychological wellbeing, and can reduce the risk of serious diseases as well and depression and anxiety. In the succinct words of dietary expert Michael Pollan, “eat food, not too much, mostly plants” – in essence, eating well means consuming natural, unprocessed foods, in appropriate portion sizes, and including as many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can.

With the current lockdown in full effect, it may be tricky to get your hands on fresh ingredients. If you have to resort to tinned, dried and frozen fruits and veggies, include a multi-nutrient supplement to ensure your body is getting everything it needs for optimal wellbeing and a strong, healthy immune response.

Find out what vitamins and minerals will help boost your natural defences in here.

When we sleep, our bodies repair our cells, clear toxins from the body, and process the information we accumulated throughout the day. Most people need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep per night to maintain psychological wellbeing and emotional intelligence.

There are several ways to encourage healthy sleep patterns. Maintain a regular waking and bedtime routine, exercise regularly (but not before bed), reduce blue light exposure from electronic screens before bed, and consider a calcium, vitamin D and/or magnesium supplement.

Get more tips and tricks for a better night’s sleep here.

Beyond the loss of the gym, mountain hike or park run, lockdown has seen us lose even the simple physical acts of going to and from work, climbing the stairs to the office, or regularly walking to the shops. The World Health Organisation has recommended that each of us do moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. If this is too much in one go, try breaking it up into sections, doing 10 minutes in the morning, afternoon and evening.

To encourage a steady routine, try and exercise at the same time every day. If you’ve got kids around, get them involved as well – simple games such as tag can be a great way to get your body moving. Use what you have around the house as exercise equipment (for example, use tinned cans for dumbbells).

There are also an incredible amount of online exercise classes with minimal or no equipment, such as Fitness Blender , Turbulence Training and Physical IQ.

Even though we can’t actually visit our friends or go out for a meal together, social connection is as essential to our health as diet, sleep and exercise. Try and recreate an activity you usually do with friends via a digital platform, such as Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts. You could cook a meal together using the same ingredients before sitting down for a virtual dinner party, exercise at the same time and encourage each other to push through the burn, or just have a coffee date!

While the world seems to be going mad and the news is filled with one COVID-19 horror story after the other, now’s a great time to put down your phone and avoid the news and social media for a mental health break. With all this free time, you can finally get around to that one creative outlet, hobby or DIY project you’ve been putting off.

Get into cooking, learn a new craft, read a book or learn to meditate – whatever works for you. This may also be the perfect time to clear out your closet, tidy up the storage room, or clean those nooks and crannies you always avoid. However, don’t set yourself any hard goals; do what you can, and stay positive about the achievements you make!

Click here to view our full range of premium vitamins, minerals, omegas and probiotics.

Staying Healthy & Active During Lockdown

If your health and fitness routine has been thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 lockdown, there are still lots of ways to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. Here are 5 guidelines to maintaining optimal health while staying at home during the coronavirus shutdown.

Eating healthily has a myriad of benefits, from physical health to psychological wellbeing, and can reduce the risk of serious diseases as well and depression and anxiety. In the succinct words of dietary expert Michael Pollan, “eat food, not too much, mostly plants” – in essence, eating well means consuming natural, unprocessed foods, in appropriate portion sizes, and including as many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can.

With the current lockdown in full effect, it may be tricky to get your hands on fresh ingredients. If you have to resort to tinned, dried and frozen fruits and veggies, include a multi-nutrient supplement to ensure your body is getting everything it needs for optimal wellbeing and a strong, healthy immune response.

Find out what vitamins and minerals will help boost your natural defences in here.

When we sleep, our bodies repair our cells, clear toxins from the body, and process the information we accumulated throughout the day. Most people need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep per night to maintain psychological wellbeing and emotional intelligence.

There are several ways to encourage healthy sleep patterns. Maintain a regular waking and bedtime routine, exercise regularly (but not before bed), reduce blue light exposure from electronic screens before bed, and consider a calcium, vitamin D and/or magnesium supplement.

Get more tips and tricks for a better night’s sleep here.

Beyond the loss of the gym, mountain hike or park run, lockdown has seen us lose even the simple physical acts of going to and from work, climbing the stairs to the office, or regularly walking to the shops. The World Health Organisation has recommended that each of us do moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. If this is too much in one go, try breaking it up into sections, doing 10 minutes in the morning, afternoon and evening.

To encourage a steady routine, try and exercise at the same time every day. If you’ve got kids around, get them involved as well – simple games such as tag can be a great way to get your body moving. Use what you have around the house as exercise equipment (for example, use tinned cans for dumbbells).

There are also an incredible amount of online exercise classes with minimal or no equipment, such as Fitness Blender , Turbulence Training , and Physical IQ 

Even though we can’t actually visit our friends or go out for a meal together, social connection is as essential to our health as diet, sleep and exercise. Try and recreate an activity you usually do with friends via a digital platform, such as Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts. You could cook a meal together using the same ingredients before sitting down for a virtual dinner party, exercise at the same time and encourage each other to push through the burn, or just have a coffee date!

While the world seems to be going mad and the news is filled with one COVID-19 horror story after the other, now’s a great time to put down your phone and avoid the news and social media for a mental health break. With all this free time, you can finally get around to that one creative outlet, hobby or DIY project you’ve been putting off.

Get into cooking, learn a new craft, read a book or learn to meditate – whatever works for you. This may also be the perfect time to clear out your closet, tidy up the storage room, or clean those nooks and crannies you always avoid. However, don’t set yourself any hard goals; do what you can, and stay positive about the achievements you make!

Click here to view our full range of premium vitamins, minerals, omegas and probiotics.