We may not know what trajectory your life was on until the Corona crisis hit, but we are willing to bet that it has changed quite a bit since it began. We are all hoping to get through this period as soon as possible, healthy and intact, but until that happens, it is important to maintain both healthy and grooming habits that will make your daily routine more pleasant – even after the virus is gone.
In order for this to happen, we at -417 want to share with you a number of recommendations that will have a positive effect on your quality of life:
- Two, three, four or even five liters of water a day
You have already replaced going to cafes by sitting at home, so there is no reason not to replace your cappuccino or latte macchiato with water. Since the human body loses an average of 4.5 liters of fluid a day, drinking water is important for your health – it returns fluids to the body, cleanses it and helps you to lose weight. So the next time you drink water, evaluate each sip.
- Contract your abdominal muscles
Have you ever practiced yoga or Pilates? If so, our next tip is sure to be familiar to you. Keeping your abdominal muscles contracted will allow you to easily strengthen them. This simple operation is very rewarding, because strengthening strong abdominal muscles maintains the spine, ensures proper breathing, protects the internal organs in the center of the body, and more.
- Medical Mask – OUT | Mud Mask – IN
When you are at home, in the place where you feel the most comfortable, it is beneficial and even recommended to replace your sterile mask with another type of mask – for facial care. If you need a recommendation, try a vegan mud face mask that cleanses the skin, nourishes it and gives it a solid and radiant look. Don’t forget to tag us in your selfies so we can be impressed ?
- Take a break and enjoy it!
Make it a habit to take a planned break from work, school or other important things you do to take care of your body and muscles. Take advantage of this time to do some fitness or put on some good music and dance like there is no tomorrow. Your body will thank you and your mood will improve miraculously.
- It is not good to be alone – and for that, there’s Zoom
While social distancing has changed the way you meet your family, friends, and co-workers, social interaction has implications on a person’s physical and mental states. It is therefore advisable to stay in touch with your community, and in 2021 there are plenty of ways to do this, such as Zoom video calls, webinars and online community activities. Remember that you are not alone.
- Be self-aware and remember to take deep breaths
With all the occurrences at home and especially outside, it is recommended to practice breathing, concentration exercises, guided imagery or any other action that will allow you to maintain focus. If you need recommendations, you can find an endless variety of enriching content for body and mind such as mindfulness exercises or yoga exercises that are a click away, and all that’s left to do is to choose the ones you connect with the most.
- Remember that movement is better than being sedentary
As part of your daily routine it is very important to move around within the rooms of your home. Actions such as walking, bending down or climbing stairs all help to activate body mechanisms, and reduce health risks. So our recommendation to you is to make your arrangements and actions, simple as they may be, standing up.
- Before sitting for a long time, apply foot cream
Prolonged sitting is not really common, but when working from home or sitting in front of the TV all day, it can cause leg pain and other problems that can be prevented by using foot cream before sitting for an extended period of time. These are the kind of things that will miraculously make you feel better.
- Take control of the temperature
The climate in your living environment can have a positive or negative impact on your body’s health, comfort and efficiency. If the room you are in is too hot it may cause an increased feeling of fatigue, compared to a work environment that is too cold, which impairs the feeling of concentration or may cause restlessness and distraction. Therefore, we recommend that you cool or heat the rooms in your house in a way that will be comfortable for you. Just make sure your remote control AC batteries are working well.
We invite you to try, experiment and most importantly do what makes you feel good – it’s worth it and your body will thank you for it each and every day.
The -417 team