KHS Faculty Created A Helpful Infographic on How To Stay Healthy During the Stay-At-Home Order
April 30, 2020
Keep calm and stay healthy during COVID-19
1. Keep active
- Stand up - Interupt sitting every 30 minutes. Use a high table or box to work standing.
- Stretch - 1 - 2 times daily, focus on your neck, lower back and thigh muscles.
- Active Breaks - Take active breaks in bouts >10 minutes. Walk, dance or do some house work.
- Home Workouts - Try resistance exercise workouts with your body weights or home alternatives (e.g., bands, cans, gallon containers).
2. Mental Health
- Limit Your Stress - Limit reading or listening to news and social media coverage that you perceive as upsetting.
- Connect - Virtually connect with your loved ones or others in similar circumstances. Enjoy unrelated COVID-19 conversations.
- Shift Perspective - Reframe nagative self statements. Focus on positive thoughts, specifically those that you can control.
- Be Prepared - Have a plan for your mental health needs. Speak to your healthcare worker if you are ovewhelmed, abnormally anxious or depressed.
3. Eat Well
- Switch Your Fats - Switch saturated fats (e.g., animal fats, butter, tropical oils) with unsaturated fats (e.g., fatty fish, nuts & avocados, olive oil, canola oil).
- Watch The Salt - Boredom snacking? Watch your salt intake. Aim to eat less than 1 teaspoon of salt per day.
- Antioxidants - Antioxidants from fruits & vegetables may be beneficial during periods or prolonged sitting.
- Plan - Plan and prepare your week's means. Helps to reduce food waste and make fewer grocery trips.
4. Frontline Workers
- Hydrate - Drink refulary. Ensure your passed urine is a color of 3 or less on the chart
- Sleep - Try to get at least 6 hours of good sleep per day
- Caffeine - Moderate caffeine consumption can help to combat fatigue
- Support System - Set up a support system. Monitor stress, mood & anxiety. Implement stress managment strategies.