4. Exercise from home
Make a solid at-home workout routine by doing burpees, pushups and squats. Search the internet for quick 30-minute workouts – there are many free videos available. A great tip is to use household appliances such as canned foods or filled water bottles as make-shift weights!
5. Limit your media exposure
Constantly checking your phone and browsing the web for updates about COVID-19 does not help with anxiety levels. Set aside 30 minutes a day to check the news – just don’t let it take over your entire day.
6. Keep in touch with loved ones
Make sure you are finding time to interact with loved ones and friends. Go out of your way to call them on the phone or video chat. Come up with creative ways to stay connected, such as having a virtual game night with friends.
If you are an older adult or have high risk factors for COVID-19, it is important that you stay inside. Make sure you have enough essentials such as groceries, household items and medications on hand, and that you know how to order more either online or by making a phone call. It is also important to be in phone contact with a family member or friend so if you need more food or household items, you have someone who is able to pick them up for you.
Just remember that your choices can affect not only your health, but also the health of those around you. With practice, awareness and determination, we will all be able to modify your habits and keep our Arizona communities healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.