I am sure that I speak everyone’s mind when I say that we are all tired of the lockdown. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have all had to stay at home, and have not been finding it easy.
While it’s not all fun this period, it can be a good time to pick up new habits, learn some new things and achieve goals. It might be easy to sit at home all day and achieve nothing while the lockdown lasts, but in the long run, you will feel proud of yourself if you are able to achieve some useful things during this period.
Since I care about your health, I will be suggesting to you some smart health goals to set during the lockdown and how you can achieve them.
1. Drink More Water Daily
We require water to function well, and because our bodies can’t store water, we need to drink it regularly every day. Water is essential for many bodily functions, and a lack of adequate water in the body can have serious health consequences.
Many medical researchers suggest the average adult should drink at least two litres of water daily. A lot of people don’t drink up to that amount daily. So this can be a goal that you can set. If you still feel thirsty after drinking up to 2 litres of water, please drink more.
2. Avoid Sugary Beverages
Almost every sugary beverage are high in calories and offer no other essential nutrients. Regular consumption of sugary beverages and carbonated drinks may lead to excessive weight gain, obesity, and tooth decay. You can set a strict goal of avoiding sugary beverages totally during this lockdown.
To help you achieve your goals, you should drink water, natural dairy and green tea instead.
3. Exercising regularly
Another beneficial fitness goals you can set during this lockdown is to make regular physical activity a habit.
There are so many health benefits of engaging in workouts, especially during this stay-at-home period. It can relieve you of stress, improve your respiratory system, enhance your blood circulation and boost your immune system.
They are also a lot of simple exercises you can do at home during the lockdown.
To achieve this goal, you need to create time to workout and stick to it. You can start by setting a goal of exercising 30 minutes a day and progress further.
4. Practice Self-love
Self-love means taking care of your personal needs and not sacrificing your well-being to make others happy. Self-love means that you should not settle for less than you deserve. It does not mean that you become overly proud, selfish or completely avoid the needs of others.
Practicing self-love means appreciating yourself more, doing things for your own happiness, taking care of your needs and doing self-care.
This is a great goal you can set and achieve during this lockdown. It will boost your self-confidence, self-esteem, and improve your mental health.
5. Achieve Independence from alcohol, smoking and illicit drugs
There are so many harmful consequences of using illicit drugs, smoking and regular consumption of alcohol.
This lockdown can be a great time for you to break free from dependence on alcohol, smoking and illicit drugs.
Drinking alcohol increases your risk of getting chronic diseases such as cancer, liver disease, and disrupt healthy sleeping pattern.
Smoking is the major cause of many preventable diseases in the world, and it can also lead to poor respiratory health and lower the strength of your immune system. Finally, avoiding illicit drugs will lead to better overall health–both mental and physica
This lockdown has crippled our lives and activities. However, you can make the best of this Coronavirus lockdown to achieve these smart health goals during the lockdown and stay healthy!