We’ve been hearing over and over again over the last few months how important it is to make sure that we are taking care of our physical, mental, and emotional health during the global pandemic that has swept our country. While we agree that taking care of your health by way of eating healthy, working out, and getting plenty of sleep is important, we’re here to talk about some of the more unconventional ways that we can care for our health on a day-to-day basis.
The Online Drugstore has been proud to provide all of the essential healthcare products and information that you need. From over-the-counter medications to personal care supplies, we have everything you need when it comes to your health and wellness. Shop online today and get your health essentials delivered to your door.
Get Some Fresh Air
Being cooped up and cozy at home is okay during the cold, winter months, but guess what? It’s summertime! Getting outside and getting some fresh air is a great way to boost your mood and your immune system. Not only does a little Vitamin D from the sun do you good, but the warmth on your skin mixed with the smell of fresh cut grass can improve your day right along with your overall health. Read about some of our favorite outdoor activities to enjoy during the summer by checking out our latest blog post: Outdoor Activities to Enjoy While Social Distancing.
While it may have been easy to spend, spend, spend these last few months while being stuck at home, it’s actually good for your health to save some money. Having a comfortable amount of money saved up in case of emergencies can help reduce stress and anxiety, two things that can be very harmful for your health.
Instead of ordering out for the second time this week, take the time to cook a delicious and healthy meal! Not only will your body thank you for the healthy food, but your wallet will thank you for saving some money that you may need later.
Reduce Caffeine and Alcohol Intake
If you’ve been running on coffee in the morning and a glass of wine (or three) every night, you may want to consider cutting back a little bit on both. The jolt of energy that you get from a cup of coffee is great, but too much caffeine can narrow the blood vessels in our temporal lobes and prefrontal cortex which can lead to memory loss and depression if damaged.
Alcohol itself is a depressant, so by reducing your alcohol intake you can promote happiness in your brain. You’ll start feeling happier and healthier when you swap out your morning coffee or evening glass of wine with a full glass of water instead.
Picking up a crossword puzzle or a new hobby can challenge your brain and promote its healthy function. You can even go as far as to learn a new language or skill. This can improve our brain’s cognitive function and help prevent memory loss in the future.
Beyond the scope of learning and improving your brain function, the sense of accomplishment that you’ll experience when you learn something new can release endorphins that are great for your overall well-being!
Spend Time With People You Love
It may be more difficult these days to spend time with your loved ones, however, if you are home with your immediate family, it’s definitely not something to take for granted! Social interaction is essential for staying healthy and happy. Hugs can reduce stress and anxiety as well, so enjoy your time with your family, and give them as many hugs as you can!
There are some great ways to spend time with your loved ones even during quarantine or social distancing. Family bike rides, hikes, or picnics in the park can hit on a few of our different points that we’ve touched on! Getting fresh air and sunshine while spending time with people you love can boost your mood, your immune system, and your brain’s cognitive function.
Take a Nap
We know that the sleep you get at night is great for recovery and restoration, but what about naps? The truth is, if you are able to take a midday nap without losing the ability to fall asleep at night, you should! A quick 30-minute nap can give you a more natural boost of energy that doesn’t include a cup of coffee or energy drink. It’s called a “power nap” for a reason! If you have the time and space to lay on the couch for 30- to 45-minutes in the afternoon, we recommended that you take full advantage of it.
Choose The Online Drugstore for Your Essential Healthcare Needs
We know that times may be tough and our normal routine still seems out of order from what we’re used to. That doesn’t mean, however, that it has to be harder to take care of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you’re tired of doing the same old thing over and over again to feel your best, it’s time to consider some of these different ways to care for your health. The Online Drugstore supports your healthy lifestyle — be sure to shop today to get everything to need for happy and healthy living!
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