Taking care of ourselves first allows us to then take care of our families even better. Makes sense, doesn’t it? If you are a social person and enjoy the company of others, being isolated and working from home can be exhausting. The good news is that there are many ways to keep your body and brain active. Here are a few of my favourites:
Take a Walk
Walking is an excellent way to exercise your body and mind. Lockdowns/physical distancing inspired my husband, George and I to start walking. We may not do it every day, because of work or weather, but we walk as much as we can – and we enjoy it! Walking doesn’t cost a thing and it doesn’t have to take up a lot of time. A 20-30 minute walk can work miracles. We come back home feeling more energetic rather than tired.
We started doing yoga with our youngest daughter. She teaches yoga online (and at a studio when allowed). We enjoy our 30-minute routines, although some of the movements aren’t as easy when you’re over 40 (wink, wink). We may not be as flexible as our daughter, but we are improving. Yoga helps to keep muscles and joints in shape and contributes to calming the mind, body and spirit.
Hard to believe, especially lately, but I’ve seen lots of people biking this Winter. If outdoor biking isn’t your thing during colder temperatures, consider the advantages of an exercise bike in your home. Riding a stationary bike is an efficient and effective way to burn calories and reduce body fat while strengthening your heart, lungs, and muscles.
I see my Chiropractor, Dr. Freddie So, every two weeks for an adjustment. It keeps my spine in-line and prevents stiff necks, headaches and migraines (which I used to have often – but rarely get any more. Yay!) Keeping your spine aligned can make a huge difference to your overall health! [link: http://chiropracticfirst.ca/ ]
COVID Vaccines & Boosters
I understand and respect that some people do not believe in COVID vaccines or boosters. It is a personal decision that should be made in consultation with a medical professional. Full disclosure: I believe that the vaccines are a good thing and I encourage you to carefully consider the risks posed to your family and friends if you are not vaccinated.
Stay Positive and Daydream
Yes, we’re all missing our personal care appointments. While we’re all patiently waiting for the pandemic to be over, make a list of some of things you’d like to do before heading back to the office. It’s going to be a whole new world out there! Take a peek at my Personal Image Packages and let’s talk about how I can help you make the most of 2022 – and beyond!