Staying at home for extended periods of time can be a significant challenge for people who want to stay physically active.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By the HT correspondent
As new cases of Covid-19 continue to emerge, many healthy people are urged to stay at home in self-quarantine. In some countries, gyms and other places where people generally stay in good physical shape will remain temporarily closed
Staying at home for extended periods of time can be a significant challenge for people who want to stay physically active. Low levels of physical activity can have a negative impact on health, well-being and quality of life.
Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge the mental health of citizens. Physical activity and meditation are useful ways to stay healthy during difficult times. In these times, a balanced diet and proper hydration are of the utmost importance.
Routine exercise helps improve our muscle power. Exercise contributes to a good supply of oxygen and good blood circulation throughout the body. And it also helps our heart and lungs to function efficiently. Our bones become strong and the joints move painlessly.
We should exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. Meditation and yoga have been part of our life since ancient times. They make us physically and mentally strong. Meditation improves our level of concentration. Our mind relaxes and thinking becomes positive.
A healthy mind is the key to a healthy body. Yoga helps us lead a stress free life and improves the endurance power of the mind. It controls our blood pressure. With yoga, a strong bond with nature is established. Meditation is considered the best way to fight depression.
A person stays happier when they are fit and healthy. A fit and healthy person is less prone to chronic disease. A healthy mind responds best to a stressful situation. A person’s self-confidence increases. The risk of heart failure is greatly reduced. With the increased immune power, the body can fight off many diseases.