There is no doubt this pandemic has taken a toll on many of us, and now it is a reality we live in. Adjusting and transitioning every single day. These top 5 ways of maintaining good health during COVID-19 in Hawaii will act as a template for your good health during this time.
Ask yourself this question, have you also bent the rules a little here and there just so you didn't have to wear a mask? Or invited an extra person to come and join you for dinner at your place.
But have you taken something else into consideration?
Your current lifestyle and how you choose to operate daily regarding all things health and wellness? Perhaps you enjoyed a bit more wine last night than you should.
Or worse, you stayed up watching the reruns of Hawaii 5-0 and barely got any sleep.
It is too easy to fall into bad habits, and before you know it, you are in a rut, and you cant climb your way out of this one.
So here's a little tough love to help get you back on track with these top 5 ways of maintaining good health during COVID-19 in Hawaii.
Let us dig in a bit further into this…
Why do you think this is important for you?
Let's take a look at this list together, and we invite you to tick off those that apply to you because they are important.
Which ones apply to you? Or do they all apply? Perhaps we missed a few, and you want to add them to this list.
Maintaining your health and wellness during the COVID crisis is crucial because if you don't, you heighten your chances of losing control of yourself, your life, and your privileges that allow you to see family, go outside and virtually stay connected with others.
There are no excuses when it comes to your health and wellness.
Perhaps we can look at the realistic things we do want during COVID-19; aside from the obvious of life going back to "normal," what are some things that you are grateful for?
Let us name a few together, and perhaps you can grow your list from reading ours.
What are your thoughts about that last statement?
It is pretty extraordinary if you think about it. We spend our lives wishing and hoping that we would get enough time to get back to that book we've left for weeks or finally start a YouTube cooking channel.
Perhaps for some, it's a relief to have space to spend more quality time with family.
This time is crucial for taking care of yourself, so you don't lose what's most important.
Remember that you are worthy, and you matter.
Let us share some ways that you can nurture and cleanse yourself. All we ask is that you dedicate some time to YOU, to be a better version of yourself and set a better example for your loved ones and those around you.
It's time for us to share the juice.
Which, let's be honest, is probably things you already know, but maybe this time you are ready to hear them, or if we are lucky, what we say will land differently.
Pretty straight forward right?
A lot easier said than done. Humans are creatures of habit, and when we have a habit that we enjoy even though it's bad for us, we stick to it.
But look, that's okay. It is never too late to start when it comes to changing things around and rearranging your life. Needless to say, this is probably the best time to do it.
This is an absolute no brainer; you NEED a well-rounded, healthy diet to have your body function properly. Everything from stinky breath to smelly farts and proper poops. These all matter.
And to control that, we need to eat our fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and protein. This means staying away from processed foods as much as you can, including SUGAR, deep-fried foods, and fast foods like McDonald's. No excuses.
As for your hydration station: Water and more water, this is crucial for flushing out toxins, for your heart health, brain functioning, and energy.
We can go on all day about nutrition and hydration, but we'll wrap it up here for now and let this be your food for thought next time you step into your kitchen.
Rock your body
Rock your body right
Backstreet's back alright.”
-Love the Backstreet Boys.
Basically, turn on your favorite tunes and dance around in your kitchen when you are cooking dinner.
Either way, getting your body moving will help release energy and brighten the mood. We know that this is a hard one to get started with, but as long as you show up for at least 15 mins/day, what do you have to lose?
In a world surrounded by technology, YouTube is your best friend for finding exercises that you can do at home if going outside is not an option.
Now that you have picked an exercise let's commit together for 30 days, starting today! Perhaps it'll help to have your bestie do this with you so you can both be each other's, workout buddies.
It’s too easy to stay up scrolling through your Instagram during the wee hours of the night, or perhaps you stayed up binging your favorite TV show. We get it; days like this are a must sometimes, but remember to not overindulge.
Balance is key.
Sleep is crucial to let your body heal while you are asleep and to wake up feeling refreshed without needing at least 3 cups of coffee to start your day.
There are no quick fixes to this one. Some things can alleviate emotional pain temporarily, but essentially you have to do the work. At the same time, don't be so hard on yourself. Everyone comes with a story and is on their own journey.
With the COVID-19, we have to learn to adjust to the way things are now, and that's not something you have to do alone. Losing your job, or not being able to pay the bills, losing your freedom, and not celebrating special events as you used to.
All of those things take a toll and are all part of the grieving process.
What is something that you lost touch with? What was your favorite board game as a kid? What makes you laugh and brings you overwhelming joy?
These can be hard questions to answer.
However, we encourage you to reflect upon them.
Because this is our favorite way to maintain health and wellness during COVID-19 in Hawaii. We will share with you 5 different ways that we love to keep ourselves entertained and hope that you can get inspired!
Your options are endless, just a matter of getting creative again.
Do you remember what you loved to do as a kid? You still have a chance to channel your inner child and play.
Although you can’t go to the gym or a fitness area like you used to.
There are essential Health Care Operations still open to supporting their communities.
Just a friendly reminder to wear a mask to help protect our caretakers!
Some of the main resources you have available to you are as follows:
Although it may seem like the world is falling apart, remember you are not alone.
This brings us to our last point.
Due to our circumstances in Hawaii, there are prohibited things such as getting together and having social gatherings or enjoying the places we used to.
With the restrictions of having 5 people per group minimum, that still gives you a chance to connect with loved ones and enjoy the outdoors.
Therefore, just in case you didn't know, the following activities are still open to the public:
For activities such as playing a wind instrument and singing you have to wear a mask.
You have options available to you with a few restrictions, yes things are different, and we understand it may be uncomfortable.
The important thing is to take care of yourself and be aware of the part you play during this pandemic. So how can you stay safe and at the same time be active in maintaining your health during COVID-19 in Hawaii?
We hope we could shine a light or a different perspective on things that you already know. Talking about nutrition and stress levels till the cows come home is probably not that productive.
Instead, our goal is to provide small changes in your daily routine or help you brainstorm some of your own ideas that will fit your day.
We want to hear from you and be a part of your journey during this time by offering valuable tools and providing the best services on Oahu all things health, wellness, massage, and nurture.
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