Over the past few months, the Coronavirus pandemic has affected all our lives. While businesses start to reopen in Connecticut, many people still remain at home.
Whether you’re on the front lines, caring for your kids while schools are closed or working from home, it’s crucial to prioritize wellness.
We have 3 tips to stay healthy while sheltering in place.
1. Make Time to Move
Adults working from home may find themselves sitting more often. Without the ability to walk over to a coworker’s desk or attend an off-site meeting, steps could be dwindling.
Sitting for long periods of time can impede circulation and lead to a tingling sensation or pain in the legs. While sitting at your desk, keep your feet flat on the floor to help prevent restricted blood flow. Also set reminders to stand up and walk around throughout the day.
On the flipside, if you’re an essential worker spending hours on your feet, this can also lead to leg heaviness, cramping and fatigue. Be sure to take short breaks to stretch and sit.
2. Eat Healthy Foods
There are many benefits of maintaining a healthy diet, including weight loss, heart health and improved mood. Especially during these uncertain times, it’s important to stay positive. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains will boost your energy and immunity!
Your diet should include foods packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber to promote proper circulation and stave off weight gain. Excess pressure on the leg veins can narrow the valves, making it harder for blood to pump back to the heart.
3. Make Exercise a Priority
According to a recent survey, 40 percent of people are exercising less often in quarantine. Yet sedentary living can lead to serious health complications, including increased disease risk and life-threatening blood clots.
Get your body moving with daily walks around the neighborhood or a virtual fitness class.
Our offices are now open and working hard to remain COVID-19 symptom-free. To learn more about vein treatment options, request a consultation today!