The COVID-19 Pandemic suddenly changed the world, affecting both individuals and businesses. As a result, lockdown, social distancing,, and quarantine became the new watchwords of the era. Though vaccinations are rolling out, the threats of the coronavirus still loom large, and it is here that people should work on their health to boost their immunity.
Selin Sakarcan from Haven in Connecticut says that more than ever before, everyone has to be healthy. This Pandemic has not disappeared from the face of the planet completely, and people are doing their best to stay inside as much as they can. First, however, everyone needs to boost their immunity by staying active most of the time.
Being a podiatric physician and marathon runner, you need to maintain an exercise routine and stick to healthy eating habits. She has served as the Student Body President at The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine while being a House Delegate at The American Podiatric Medicine Student Association.
3 Ways to take care of your health
She recommends the following ways via which you can maintain your health goals even during the COVID-19 Pandemic-
- Opt for virtual training – People who have been training for many years in the gym should opt for virtual training classes. Getting used to this sort of training will indeed take some time, but there are some areas where you need to adhere to social distancing protocols.
These programs allow their clients to exercise from the comforts of their homes safely. These training programs also allow the coaches to motivate and monitor their clients when regularly doing their workouts at home.
They can check on the position, posture, progress,, and breathing of their clients. These sessions will keep both clients and coaches safe.
- Embrace a balanced diet – She regularly runs in marathons and is fond of sports. This is why she believes that what you eat in a day plays an important role in boosting your health.
Besides daily virtual training, she recommends you stick to a well-balanced diet, so you should focus on eating only nutritious meals even when you are at home. The problem is many people fall prey to binge eating and consuming unhealthy meals because of anxiety.
She says you should not give in to the wrong food cravings, and this is why a balanced diet is the need of the day. They keep your body nourished and healthy.
- The need for rest and meditation – You need to stay calm mentally and relaxed. This is why you should take time to meditate for at least 10-15 minutes a day. In this way, you can stop over thinking and improve sleep at night.
Besides being a physician, Selin Sakarcan has been the President of The Turkish Student Association and served as a public relations officer at The American Medical Student Association at the Temple University. She is currently working on creating a non-profit at New Haven in Connecticut called Back on My Feet.