- You may be committing unhealthy habits when you are stuck at home
- Grab the opportunity to inspect and clean your surroundings with the additional time you have in your hands
- Avoid junk food during this particular time
The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates the large majority of the population to stay at home. Instead of enjoying your weekends at the mall or in the park, you stay at home to curb the spread of infection. Unfortunately, you may be committing unhealthy habits when you are stuck at home.
Here are some of them:
Bingeing On Junk Food
It may be tempting, but avoid junk food during this particular time. Aside from stocking up on healthier dishes and ingredients, focusing on a healthier diet will improve your outlook during a quarantine.
A healthy diet is composed of whole foods, not processed ones that may affect your mood and make worse feelings of loneliness. Optimism is a welcome trait to have, especially when you stay indoors for long periods.
Ignoring Dirty Surfaces At Home
When was the last time you cleaned your home? Grab the opportunity to inspect and clean your surroundings with the additional time you have in your hands. Progressing studies on COVID-19 suggest that the virus tends to remain on certain surfaces. The virus, for instance, can thrive in cardboard for up to 24 hours. The pathogen can thrive in stainless steel and plastic for up to 72 hours.
Getting into the habit of cleaning your surroundings while you are in quarantine also allows you to use your time productively and shake off any anxiety that you may be feeling.
Not Washing Your Hands Properly
Make it a habit to practice proper hand washing. Washing the hands thoroughly, especially during a pandemic, is one of the easiest, most affordable, and most effective ways of preventing the spread of disease-causing viruses. Spend at least 20 to 30 seconds washing your hands. Make sure you use soap to thoroughly get rid of the pathogens.
Plus — just because you’re staying at home doesn’t mean you don’t need to take a bath! Keep yourself clean!