Staying healthy at home during lockdown | #GottaAskYFM
Written by Botlhale Satsha on 17th Apr 2020
With most of the world confined in their homes, it’s tempting to want to stay in your pyjamas all day. With the help of doctor and essential worker, Nokukhanya Khanyile, we explore why it is important to stay healthy and keep to some sort of routine, during the lockdown.
This is the perfect time to revisit those ‘healthy lifestyle’ new year’s resolutions. Aside from exercising strict hygiene measure and social distancing, there are other things you can do for the upkeep of your wellbeing.
This isn’t about getting yourself into some diet but rather about consuming balanced foods for your general health. A healthy diet has been shown to reduce the risk of physical and psychological illnesses such as diabetes and depression.
All you need to do is avoid processed foods that tend to be high in sugar and remember to eat mindfully. Notice and appreciate what you are eating.
Yep, all those L.O. lessons were true.
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Sleep, sleep, SLEEP
It is tempting to stay up late, even into the AMs, but keeping to a good body clock is imperative for a good night’s sleep. Maintaining a bedtime routine helps you differentiate between working and unwinding times. If you are finding it difficult to sleep at night, limit ‘phone’ exposure before bed.
Throw in a bit of Me-Time (maybe a nice hot bubble bath) before bed, this would help you ease out before your downtime.
An early night is a good night.
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The gym may be closed but your body and health status is active 24/7. Exercising may be tedious but it has been proven to release chemicals in our bodies that make us feel good. A minimum of 30mins a day is good you get you going.
If you don’t know what to do, there are many fitness instructors offering online classes.
With your health being of utmost importance, #GottaAskYFM decided to team up with Medical Doctor and influencer Dr. Nokukhanya Khanyile to debunk a few myths and tackle health-related questions that may be looming on people’s minds.
Some questions asked:
- Is there alcohol-free sanitizer?
- Should we be wearing masks or not?
- Can infertility be cured?
Dr. Khanyile answers these questions and more