COVID-19, Your Health, and You: How to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle During the Pandemic
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging on a global scale. People of all nationalities, backgrounds, financial wellness, and age have been forced to deal with major life changes thanks to — or in spite of — the pandemic. Living a healthy lifestyle looks a little different now than it did a year ago. Let’s take a look at some of the major changes you may be facing and how to make sure you’re making healthy decisions when it comes to your life and your future.
Shake up your grocery habits
It’s been a bit of a wild ride in terms of what groceries are available in certain parts of the country, how you can shop for produce or other grocery items, and differences in shopping habits thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. Retailers have added contactless services; many companies now have services where you can order groceries and then go pick them up without interacting with more than one or two people.
Grocery delivery services have been experiencing a general rise in popularity. In particular, Instacart reported in May 2020 that they had added more than 300,000 employees to their workforce, but they were still being overwhelmed as more people discovered the benefits of having groceries delivered to their homes. This is just something that you will have to navigate and see where it fits within your health-focused lifestyle. Even as COVID-19 becomes less of an issue across the globe, you may find that grocery delivery and pickup services are something you would like to continue taking advantage of.
New fitness routine
With the closing of gyms and general lockdown precautions, people have needed to reevaluate their fitness routines to align with the options available. Folks have been working out outside, finding at-home workouts that fit busy schedules, and doing new creative things to keep in shape. Routines have been difficult to create and maintain for some; for others, it has been easier. But it’s a difficulty that we have had to surmount.
Online fitness programs like the ones offered by Free the Mind Fitness are one option you can utilize if you’re worried about your routine in 2021. Even as gyms reopen and the weather warms up, you may want to continue a daily yoga or meditation practice at home.
You’re moving: Now what?
There are some parts of life that can’t wait even during a global pandemic. According to data provided by the USPS, more than 15.9 million people moved from February 2020 to July 2020 — all during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you need to move for employment reasons, or because you need to save money on living expenses, there are always reasons to move.
If you absolutely need to move during this difficult time, make sure to take certain precautions before buying a house. For instance, do plenty of research on the housing market in your area (or the area you’re relocating to). Interest rates could be in your favor — mortgage rates have reached all-time lows in the last year — but make sure you aren’t spending more than you can feasibly afford. You should also make sure any realtors you partner with are knowledgeable about what precautions to take during house showings, as well.
To 2021 and beyond…
These challenges are all ones that we’ve had to navigate as part of our health journeys in 2020 and 2021. Although COVID-19 has changed the world as we know if, there are still ways that you can maintain a healthy lifestyle through it all!
Are you ready to solidify your workout routine and take back control of your life after the COVID-19 pandemic threw your original routine into disarray? Free the Mind Fitness offers coaching, online fitness programs, and encouraging information to help you stay the course. Contact us today through the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Written By: Jennifer S