How do you nourish your body and soul when you are spending more time at home, close to your pantry and fridge, while potentially experiencing increased anxiety and stress? Do you find yourself slipping into a sedentary mode?
Do you need to practice social distancing from your refrigerator?
Our Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Nancy Angle, has some GREAT tips for nourishing yourself and staying healthy inside and out. You’ll want to take these tips with you even after quarantine ends!
1. Write out a fun menu for the next day or week.
Challenge yourself to use pantry or freezer items by utilizing online resources such as myfridgefood.com and wellandgood.com. Share your favorite recipe finds with friends to inspire others!
2. Drink water.
Oftentimes we think we are hungry when we are really just thirsty. Sometimes drinking a glass of water can stop a nasty food craving right in its track.
3. Keep healthy snacks on hand for hunger that won’t go away.
Try crunchy veggies, fruit, and a handful of nuts/seeds or an apple with nut butter. Two of Nancy’s favorite healthy nuts are raw pumpkin seeds and walnuts. Eating even a small serving daily can provide you a variety of nutrients and produce health benefits.
4. Schedule time for physical activity.
A brisk walk or run, bike ride, yoga or an exercise class online can provide health benefits and create good habits that will outlast the Coronavirus. Take the kids outside and play tag if you can’t get any alone time. Be intentional about daily physical activity and your mood and body will thank you!
5. Schedule a daily time to nurture your soul.
What nurtures you? Alone time with coffee and a good book? Time for prayer? A long soak in the tub with Epsom salts and aromatherapy? Whatever nurtures YOU, take some time between chores and daily responsibilities to do something for yourself.
What are the creative things you are doing to stay healthy on a day-to-day basis? We’d love to hear!
If you would like help implementing healthy habits in your life, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 520-990-4484.