These are the common habits to be mindful of in order to stay healthy and fit at home.
In the grand scheme of things, putting on a few pounds during this COVID-19 pandemic should be the least of your concerns. As long as you’re safe at home, staying healthy, and doing everything you can to prevent the spread of the virus, that’s all that matters.
That said, self-quarantining and social distancing don’t exactly present the most healthy or active lifestyle. With so much time spent indoors, you may now be worried about maintaining any weight loss progress you had made before the lockdown orders were put into place. Or, you may simply want to emerge from this pandemic as healthy and fit as when it started, which is totally understandable.
Here are some common habits people have been adopting during quarantine that can lead to weight gain. Be mindful of these, and you can keep your health and fitness in check for however long the current situations lasts.
1 Too much snacking.
We’re all trying our best to deal with the….
We’re all trying our best to deal with the surplus of idle time at home, but if you’re like me, you may be finding yourself venturing to the kitchen way more often than usual. Oh, I’m bored? I guess I’ll just see what’s going on in the fridge or pantry…
Thing is, not all snacking is unhealthy, but too often, the most satisfying snacks happen to be the worst for you—loaded with empty carbs, sugar, and salt, which are not great for you in excess.
If you need to satisfy a snacking need, try your best to limit your portions or pivot to healthier, produce-based options that include filling protein and fiber, like carrot sticks and hummus or an apple with almond butter.