如何過上健康的生活 Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in the Midst of COVID
2020 has been an unprecedented year not just for one country, but worldwide. It has changed our previous rhythms of life, affected productivity, and has caused us to reimagine how to maintain our livelihoods. Whether you are now working from home, or whether you are in contact with loved ones or business partners living under COVID, here are some helpful tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
While it's tempting to order in from Uber Eats or other services, calories build up especially when there is less opportunities to be outside. Try to find ways to incorporate regular appearances of fruits, vegetables, and complex grains into your diet. Cooking can be fun when afforded the time, and can be a good way to spend quality time with children and others. Don't worry about cooking something fancy. Simple, high quality ingredients can be just as healthy and delicious. You can see our selection of products for inspiration, or for more ideas on dinner ideas, see our recipe below:
If you can go outside, try going for a light jog. If that is too intimidating, try a 20 minute walk around the block. if 20 minutes is too intimidating, go for a walk to the grocery store. Or ask a friend to go on a walk (at a distance). If you are new or haven't exercised in a while, don't worry about making it strenuous and overly intense. Try also a workout video online, and release yourself to go all the way if it's too difficult. Some is better than none!
Keep Your Mind Healthy
Just like we shouldn't be binging on junk food, we must also be careful to keep our minds clean. Avoid binge watching TV. Contrary to popular belief, over sensory and unclean media can cause our minds to be scattered, low energy, and unable to think clearly. Watch clean media if you are, and time limit yourself. Even better, pray or read the Bible. The book of Psalms or the book of John is a good place to start if you are new. If you don't have a bible, the Bible is easily accessible online and free.
Be Kind to Yourself
Be kind to your body. Work hard when it's time to work, but when it's time to rest, really rest. Know when to stop working. If your body is exhausted, go to bed earlier that night or take a nice bubble bath. An occasional glass of wine is a nice way to savor a drink and relax. See our excellent selection of wines that pair well with snacks, meals, cheeses, breads, etc.
Simple Dinner Night Pasta & Vegetables
3 Cups of any veggies (broccoli, mushrooms, bell peppers, cabbage, corn, etc.)
1 package of any pasta (Spaghetti, penne, macaroni, etc.)
1 package of any sausage (hotdog, kielbasa, italian sausage, etc.)
Salt & Pepper
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add in about 1 tbs of salt.
Put in the pasta, and set a timer for its instructed time length.
Meanwhile, rinse, and chop up your veggies into bite sized pieces
Cut up your sausage in 1/2inch thick coins and pan fry them with olive oil
2 minutes before the pasta is done, put your vegetables into the pot of boiling water to quickly blanch them.
Drain pasta with vegetables in a colander.
Mix the pasta, veggies, and sausage together, drizzle with a little more olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Done. Serves 3-4