How to keep healthy during lockdown is something I imagine many people are thinking of now.
After my own experience of the first week of lockdown –
- without work
- no gym and
- no social contact with friends
I hit an all time low for me.
It’s because of these feelings I thought I would jot down a few ideas that have helped pull my spirits up. They are certainly helping to keep me on track.
When all of this madness is over and we return to whatever we call “normal”, I want to be in the best possible shape. Both
- mentally and
- financially as possible.
And I want those I care about to be in the best shape as well – and if you’re reading this, that includes you!
Whilst this clip is very funny, it does make you think about what state we’ll all be in, in a few months time!
Keep Healthy during Lockdown – The Brain
It’s very easy to sit passively watching television or playing computer games, but our brains are really just big muscles and they need exercising on a daily basis.
I’ve also found keeping busy helps. Therefore it keeps me from endlessly scouring the news. Sitting on Facebook and internet sites that supply depressing statistics on a minute by minute basis.
Visit art galleries and museums around the world
There are 3469 different museums to visit and the works of hundreds of artists.
I know it’s not quite the same as the real thing, but I think this it’s pretty amazing! https://artsandculture.google.com/
How to Keep Healthy during Lockdown – Take an online course
The list here is endless but one of my favourite providers is:-
Future Learn offers 100s of online courses and degrees from leading universities or organisations. Best of all it’s free.
There’s everything from health and sciences, history, business, languages….which brings me on to my next suggestion….
How to Keep Healthy during Lockdown – Learn a new language
This is really close to my heart as I have found so many benefits from learning Spanish. Improving my brain has been only a part of those benefits.
I have used Futurelearn for learning Spanish and everyone seems to have heard of Duolingo but I have also used Memrise https://www.memrise.com/ as a great tool for improving vocabulary.
To improve listening skills, what about listening to a podcast? For instance I’m listening to https://www.notesinspanish.com/ when I go out for my daily allowed walk.
If you sign up for their newsletter you get loads of tips and hints as to how to speak Spanish using phrases and idioms that help to make you sound like a native.
Go to the theatre
Obviously literally impossible at the moment, but The National Theatre is streaming world class theatre every Thursday on YouTube. And if you can’t make it on Thursdays, the production is available to watch for a whole week. This week it’s James Cordern in One Man, Two Guvners. Enjoy!
I hope this gives you some food for thought and inspires you to take on a new challenge.
And I know it doesn’t go without saying that I hope you are staying safe and looking after yourself and your loved ones.
If you need someone to talk to or advice – specific or general, please feel free to text or ring me on my mobile – we could even have a ‘virtual’ coffee via FaceTime, Skype or some such technology – Tracy x