15:43 Thursday, 26 March 2020
Looking after both body and mind is imperative during all this.
Right now on the island of Ireland, thousands upon thousands of us are doing our bit to stop the spread of COVID-19, by doing absolutely nothing.
Households all across the country are isolating themselves from their family and friends for the foreseeable future, and for some this is actually a dream come true.
But for the majority of us, being stuck in confined quarters for days on end is the stuff of nightmares.
Whether you’re all on your own and going crazy from boredom or your family or housemates are starting to drive you insane, cabin fever can easily take hold.
However, there are some simple measures that you can take to help adapt to life on the inside.
Twenty minutes of exercise every day can help lift your mood greatly via the release of endorphins, as well as reducing feelings of tension.
There are plenty of great ways you can stay in shape without going to the gym or leaving the house.
Full programs for all fitness levels are available all over the internet.
Look after your immune system and recharge
Now more than ever, it is important that we consider our immune system, heart health, energy and more.
Irish owned company, Revive Active has a portfolio of nine products, four of which contain a combination of ingredients that contribute to the immune system, heart health and energy.
Revive Active offers scientifically formulated products including Revive Active, Zest Active, Teen Revive and Junior Revive offering tailored nutrition for every life stage, from age five to one hundred and five.
The comprehensive range is readily available in leading pharmacies and health stores nationwide, as well as online at reviveactive.com.
Stay social – virtually
Speaking of immune systems, studies show that social isolation is linked to higher levels of inflammation (link to study).
So this is where apps like Skype, Facetime and Zoom are getting a serious one at the moment, we need to keep keep familiar faces and voices in our lives.
This can be as simple as phoning a friend for a chat, sending someone an email, or you could even do a workout together via one of the platforms mentioned above.
Make Little Occasions Special.
If there’s one thing isolation is teaching a lot of people, it’s not to take the small things for granted.
Making an ‘occasion’ out of little things like watching a movie or ordering a takeaway can help give you something to look forward too.