I keep reminding myself that I’m buying low on all of my investments right now. Really low! A lot of personal wealth has eroded recently as retirement savings in the stock market lost all of the gains from the previous few years. The good news is that it will come back up. It may take time but it always comes back.
The same isn’t true of your health. It doesn’t work like the stock market and doesn’t always get better, especially now during the pandemic. It is time to focus on our personal health because personal wealth is no good without being healthy enough to enjoy it.
As we are all forced to stay at home, this seems like a good time to try introducing some new healthy routines into our schedules. Here’s a few I’m trying at the moment:
- Set an alarm to remind you to get up at least once every 45 minutes. When it goes off, walk around the house or do something active.
- Go for a walk or bike ride in the morning and evening – but only using social distancing guidelines.
- Do some yard work – a little every day is good exercise and the reward will be a more appealing yard.
- Drink more water. I’m committing to at least 4 liters per day.
None of the aforementioned things help if we are not following the advice of medical experts during this time. So with that said, I’m sure we’re all practicing at least one healthy habit way more than we used to – washing our hands. And by the way, my favorite song to sing to make sure I wash my hands long enough is Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin. What’s your song? Create your own washing poster with that song’s lyrics.
Post author: Jamieson Mackay, CCUFC
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