If the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on you and you’re looking to get over those winter blues with a new clean bill of health, then read on. Being trapped inside for twelve months has left many of us unfit, overweight, and struggling to cope mentally with what has happened to both society and our own bodies over the last year or so. Fortunately, there is plenty you can do to get back on track. So, here is how to regain your health and fitness after the pandemic.
Quit Your Bad Habits
It’s been a tough year, and at points, we have had to rely on life’s vices to get us through the last twelve months. However, it’s now time to kick those bad habits for good. So if you have taken back up smoking during the lockdown, then you need to find a way to quit. Lots of people prefer to ease off smoking with a vape or nicotine gum. If you think that would work better for you as opposed to going cold turkey, then head down to your local Vape Shop and purchase the items you need. Equally, if you’ve got into the habit of ordering takeaway multiple times a week during the pandemic because you cannot be bothered to cook or just need to treat yourself to remain happy, then it’s time to cut back on those calories too. Get into the habit of healthy eating and start preparing a weekly meal plan that you shop in advance for and truly stick to. It’s worth it!
Focus On Your Mental Health
Everybody’s mental health has taken a massive hit over the last year, so do not feel like you are alone if you are struggling. If you have developed a mental health condition then it is important to talk about it with friends and loved ones – and if you need further support, go and see a doctor. If it is a rather severe case of depression or anxiety that you are dealing with, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are several types of medication and cognitive therapies to help you deal with this. The stigma around mental health is no longer present in today’s society, so don’t be afraid to reach out and use the available support mechanisms should you need them.
Get Back Into Shape
Arguably the best way to regain your health and fitness is by getting back into shape. With gym closures and the banning of team sports during COVID-19, it’s been tough to remain physically active. However, with things easing up again, there is little excuse for being slovenly anymore. Set yourself some goals and develop a work-out plan that you know is attainable and that you will stick to. If the gym isn’t really your thing, then get back involved with a local sports club to regain your fitness. Exercise is so important for both the body and the mind and could improve the way you feel about yourself drastically if practiced regularly, so consider this closely.
Take back control over your health and fitness with these three ways. Quit your bad habits and change up your routine into something more healthy. Focus on your mental health because we don’t always notice how our mind slips into negative thinking. Also, get back into shape with proper exercise and nutrition. Let us know how you’re getting on in lockdown in the comments section below!