“Being forced to remain in your house for any length of time can set you up for some unhealthy behaviors if you aren’t careful,” cautions this recent blog from Sunrise Senior Living. Ways to Stay Healthy and Happy While You Are Self-Isolating or Social Distancing urges a commitment to caring for the mind, body and spirit.
Eating well begins by stocking the freezer with healthy make-ahead meals. Explore subscribing to a meal delivery service. Try to stay active and avoid sitting for long periods. Check out YouTube with home work-out videos for chair yoga and resistance bands. The National Institute on Aging offers a wide variety of senior-friendly fitness activities you can work out to on their website including balance and strength training to endurance building.
Technology has made it easier to connect with people. Video chat with family and friends via Skype, FaceTime, Google Duo and Zoom. Apps are free and simple to use. Staying engaged can take many forms from a park ranger tour through the National Park System to free online performances from artists like John Legend, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Bruce Springsteen. Check out Sunrise’s Ways to Stay Healthy for more suggestions and link (Sunrise Senior Living, March 27, 2020.