The pandemic can create a sense of isolation and loneliness for many people. To cope with the lockdown in a healthy and positive way, make sure to take care of both your body and mind. Focusing on these 3 areas can help with depression, anxiety, and improve your physical appearance, all of which will help you maximize wellness.
During times of stress, it may be tempting to eat “comfort” food that is greasy or high in calories, and in the extreme short term this can produce feelings of wellness. But this positive feeling doesn’t last long and will soon backfire.
Eating too many meals that are high in fat can leave the body feeling sluggish and rundown. Healthy meals don’t have to be unsatisfying. Eating foods that contain Omega-3s, like swordfish or tuna are known to boost mood and brain power. Turmeric, blueberries and pumpkin seeds can all boost concentration levels as well as memory function.
For a consistently healthy diet during the pandemic, planning ahead can help control hunger and unplanned snacks. Find wholesome, satisfying recipes without the fat, and you’ll feel much better.
Feel like a snack but don’t want the calories? Coffee can often serve as a meal replacement and does wonders for brain function. With no calories, coffee can improve the mood and help digestion. The long-term benefits include a reduced risk of both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercise can be difficult when the weather is cold. Going to a local gym may not be an option during the pandemic and indoor equipment can be hard to get a hold of and also quite expensive. Although indoor options may be reduced, there are still several ways to keep in shape without leaving the house.
Yoga can be done on a mat or even a basic carpeted area. There are plenty of online yoga videos available as well as books with detailed How-To poses. By starting with the easiest forms of each pose, you can physically see and feel your body’s ability to improve over time. This creates a sense of accomplishment that adds to the overall sense of wellness.
If you’re looking for something a bit more intense, consider other indoor exercises like cardio or aerobic workouts. These can also be found for free online.
Tea & Gummies
Relaxation and meditation are often recommended for those who are dealing with stress and trying to cope with anxiety. Many adults choose to drink a glass of wine or a cocktail to wind down at the end of a stressful day, but that can have unexpected consequences. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health complications as well as a slow, but steady weight gain.
Tea has been proven to calm the nerves and relax the mind and body for centuries. The health benefits of tea include hydrated and healthy skin, a meditative experience, as well as a relaxed, but alert state of mind.
Olli Brands Cannabis products can relax both the mind and body without the high of THC. They also offer gourmet cannabis gummies that can help relax you and reduce physical tension, anxiety, and insomnia.
Here’s a recipe to help you explore the great taste of CDB-infused tea.
– CBD Ice-Tea Home Recipe
– 1 tsp. chamomile
– Hot water
– 1 tsp. Milk
– Organic honey
– Steeped CBD tea
– A wedge of lemon
Simply boil water in your favorite kettle or teapot and gently pour over the tea. Add chamomile, milk, and honey and stir. Serve with a wedge of lemon.
For those who find they need a mental escape from the pressures of lockdown, why not focus on improving your diet and eating habits, commit to some mild exercise, and enjoying the pleasures of CBD-infused teas and gummies?