Those who are healthier, and without pre-existing conditions, are generally able to fight the coronavirus better. This extends to majority of other health conditions, and not just coronaviruses. A silver lining would be if people come out of this pandemic prioritising their health.
Talk to your loved ones about each other’s current health conditions. At the very least, it will encourage them to be more conscientious about personal hygiene and safe distancing measures, if they are not already doing so.
You should also discuss how to keep fit as a family. Being accountable to one another also gives you the push to stay committed even on days you feel lazy.
You shouldn’t wait to start after the pandemic either. With social environments like gyms and public pools now restricted, you can pursue more creative methods to keep healthy and fit as a family.
With technology, you can even bring a professional trainer to your home in the form of mobile apps and virtual fitness classes, with workouts from yoga to High Intensity Interval Trainings (HIIT). You can also mix it up by planning to run a quiet route if possible near your home.
The other pillar of a healthy lifestyle is eating right. Filling half your plate with fruit and vegetables, a quarter with whole grains and a quarter with meat or other proteins is generally an advisable way to portion your meals. You might also consider using healthier oils when preparing meals and choosing water over surgery or calorie-laden drinks.
With opportunities to work from home, you can jump on the app bandwagon to try out interesting and healthy recipes as a family. While buying groceries online can be challenging during certain instances, doing so will help you avoid impulse purchases of unhealthy snacks and observe prudent safe distancing measures.
AIA Vitality partners you to stay active with online health assessments and a wide array of challenges suited to your fitness level. At the same time, you can also receive rewards such as discounts on health screening packages, vaccinations, dental assessments, sportswear, fitness devices, gym membership, and more.