Are you looking for ways to stay healthy while spending more time at home? In this article, we have listed five ways to help you stay active, eat healthily, and engage in activities that can benefit both your physical and mental health. Read on to start living a healthier lifestyle within the means of your home and backyard living space.
Spending more time on the couch than on your feet? Get outside for some fresh air and exercise instead. While going to the gym or attending a group class might not be in the cards for you right now, outdoor exercise is still a great option. Head to a local trail, nearby park or simply stay in your neighbourhood to break a sweat.
Some outdoor exercises that you may want to try can include:
- Walking, running or jogging
- Wall push-ups
- Jumping jacks
- Skipping rope
- Steps or stairs
- Yoga and stretching
TRY NEW MEALS
Instead of reaching for a microwave dinner or bag of chips, why not try something new and healthy? While you’re at home, you might as well make good use of your free time to try new things and take a healthier approach to your diet.
As a general rule of thumb, you should aim to have lean protein, whole grains, complex carbohydrates, and fruit and/or vegetables as part of every meal. Lean forms of protein you may want to try can include eggs, chicken, turkey – or seafood, such as shrimp, salmon, or tuna. While healthy grains and carbohydrates can vary, adding rice, quinoa, sweet potato, or oatmeal can help add variety. The fruits and vegetables can range based on your personal preferences and the meal.
Here are some fun combinations you may want to try:
- Grilled salmon, asparagus and quinoa
- Oatmeal with berries and a side of scrambled eggs
- Grilled chicken breast with lemon, served with brown rice and a grilled vegetable medley
- Grilled chicken and shrimp skewers with peppers, onions, and zucchini, served with a whole wheat pasta salad
Drinking water throughout the day can also contribute to your best health. Not to mention that drinking enough water can help to curb your cravings.
CARING FOR YOUR HOME
A little housework can go a long way. Do you have a few odd jobs that need to be done, but you just haven’t had the time for? Now is your chance. Make a list of the indoor and outdoor odd jobs that you would like to complete and set a reasonable timeline to get them done. Not only will this help you to feel better mentally and emotionally, but will keep you busy and on your feet, rather than on the couch.
If you’re looking for a longer-term project, why not start or revamp a garden? Whether you’re planting flowers, bringing the lawn back to life, or starting a herb and vegetable garden, you can invest in your home, lifestyle, and health in one fell swoop.
Time enjoying your hot tub installation is always time well spent!
Creating a backyard living space complete with a hot tub installation is becoming more and more popular, especially as more of us are staying home and enjoying our outdoor spaces. Hydrotherapy can help to improve how you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally. Relax, enjoy the fresh air, and take pride in your backyard space, all from the comfort of your Sundance® Spas hot tub.
Hydrotherapy can result in a number of health improvements, including improved sleep patterns, reduced feelings of stress, eased muscle tension, soothed joint pain, the improved post-injury recovery process, more energy, and weight loss.
Visit or contact our Edmonton hot tub store for more information about our hot tubs for sale and to find out how hydrotherapy can help.
Enjoy warm days from the comfort of your swimming pool. Cool off from the summer sun, spend time with family and friends, and take a better approach to regular exercise. The buoyancy of the water can help to lift pressure and weight from sore joints and tense muscles, making the environment more comfortable to exercise in than on dry land. Despite this, exercising in the water can actually prove to be more effective. This is due to the resistance of the water, which provides your body with something to work against.
Try swimming laps, treading water, or simply having fun playing games in the pool for a fun physical activity while spending more time at home this summer.
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