The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all a free pass to become fully-fledged couch potatoes. Netflix is our trusted friend for evening activities, and it’s safe to say we’ve become a little lazy. Getting out of this rut seems impossible when walking the aisles at the grocery store is counted as exercise. Moreover, stocking up on food has meant that fresh fruit and vegetables are not always on hand or prioritized when freezers are overflowing. We are here to show you five ways you can slowly start to improve your health.
Get Off The Couch
Your first step should be getting off the couch and starting with some basic stretching. Spending extended time in one position is detrimental to your posture and flexibility. While stretching is a rather dull activity, you can do it while watching TV to pass the time. Click here for a list of straightforward stretching exercises that the whole family can do.
Have More Sex
While sometimes sex can turn into a marathon session, there are plenty of times that lazy sex positions are in order, and that’s okay. Research has shown that having moderately energetic sex burns about 3.1 calories per minute for women and 4.2 calories per minute for men. This is about half of the calories that you would burn on a modern run.
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to improve your health. Drinking water might not seem like a difficult task, but it can be tricky to remember to drink before you feel thirsty. If you have your water bottle with you at all times, it will be far less tempting to go for higher-calorie options like juice or sodas.
Order Your Fruit And Vegetables
The key to healthy eating is having interesting, nutritious food and limiting the availability of junk food. Getting a weekly or monthly fruit and veggie box delivery will force you to try new produce, eat seasonal goods and hopefully be more inventive with your cooking. It’s also a safer way of shopping since it is delivered right to your door.
Get A Smoothie Maker
There are plenty of lazy chefs out there that have no interest in cooking. Rather than eating packaged ready meals, breakfast cereals, and other highly processed foods, invest in a quality blender. A Nutribullet or Ninja will blitz through the fruit, vegetables, and ice in seconds to make delicious smoothies to have at home or on the go. You can up the protein content with Steel Supplements, which will ensure you stay fuller for longer.
They say that everyone is going to come out of lockdown as a hunk, a chunk, or a drunk. While we know that it’s pretty obvious which of these pathways we are currently traveling along, there is no reason that we can’t creep left or right and steer ourselves in another direction towards a healthier lifestyle.