Top tips for looking after your physical and mental health during coronavirus pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to maintain a healthy mind and body.

Swim England Talent’s Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager Diane Elliot, said: “These tips provide some simple advice around how to maintain your mental and physical wellness during a time when you aren’t able to love your normal life.”

Here are some key aspects that you can work on. More psychology related advice can he found, here.

Make sure you have a variety of different food types on each plate and ensure it is colourful. Check your portion size in relation to your activity levels.

Stay in touch and ask for help if needed. Look after each other and remember, we have #GotUrBack

Do some puzzles, read a book or enrol on a free online course for something you want to do but do not normally have time to.

Stay in the present and calm the mind with things such as colouring, relaxation, meditation or looking at nature.

Have a plan and timetable for each day. Make a list of priority tasks and tick off when you have completed a task.

Make sure you exercise at least once a day but have one rest day in the week. Go out for a walk to get some fresh air and sunlight.

Keep in touch with people and stay connected. This may be via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or just by sending a text.

Focus on what is controllable. Things not in your control will drain your energy. Highlight two things each day that occur and are positive.