Healthy Tips for Lockdown

Lockdown is taking its toll on us all, affecting many areas of our lives, including health, beauty, and fitness regimes. I have found my diet and regular fitness regime no longer exists, which has made me feel somewhat sluggish. Although it’s nice having spare time and not feeling the need to wear makeup, we need to get back on track.

We know it’s important to take care of our bodies, especially with the never-ending scenario we are finding ourselves in. There are many steps we can follow to improve our diet and daily activities. This will ultimately prevent the development of potential health conditions later down the line.

Let’s Get Active

Used to rushing around at work or attending the gym? What do we do now that is not an option? With so much time on our hands there is no excuse, get the family involved and try something new; be it running, stretching, cycling, or home workouts. There are lots of apps and youtube fitness accounts offering free courses online. If you’re not sure where to look, pop us a message so we can point you in the right direction. 

Your Food Intake

Snacking has become a habit, and boredom eating is a thing – who knew! Indulging on junk food is okay now and then, but relaxing on the sofa with a sweet treat every evening is not going to do us any favours. As they say, the moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips!

There are lots of healthier snacks out there, and so many low-calorie options including; popcorn, yoghurt and ice lollies. Another tip I find quite useful is removing unhealthy snacks from the house, making it harder to grab something quick.

Get Some Vitamin D

The weather we currently have here in the UK is glorious. Just 15 minutes of relaxing daily in the sun helps to get a sufficient amount of vitamin D the body needs. Plus the added benefit of a fabulous tan – just remember your SPF. You’ll be going back to work looking like you’ve been on a two week holiday in the Caribbean – now that sounds dreamy.

Sleeping Routine

Let’s be honest, with those morning alarms no longer needed we are all guilty of sleeping in. This is probably the one thing I’ve continued as I have to go and see my horse Tilly every morning. Anyway, did you know that sleep deprivation has impacts on our health, both physically and mentally?

Getting the right amount of sleep each night helps our bodies to process information, store memories and clear those toxins. Between 7-9 hours of sleep, each night is sufficient for most people. Finding it difficult to switch off at night? Try reducing exposure to screens in the evenings, go to bed and wake up at similar times each day to help maintain some sense of normality.

Let’s Talk

There is evidence to show that being socially connected improves health, motivation and sleep. Social connection with our friends and families is needed now more than ever. This doesn’t mean inviting them over in person for a party, but creating meaningful interactions through video calls. Try organising a quiz night or home workout through apps like Zoom, Facetime or Google Hangouts. 

Self Love

Everyone loves a pamper night? It’s a great time to pop on a hair or face mask and relax.

Many of our clients have contacted us about skin concerns, reports of dry skin and breakouts. Remember our skin is a produce of our habits. If you have reduced your water intake, this could be a good reason why your skin is playing up. Remember, 2 litres of water per day, a healthy diet and a consistent skincare regime is vital. 

During lockdown, you may have seen on our social media we are trying out some fab skincare products. Pop us a message if you require advice or to order a skin therapy sample pack to try the products yourself.

Even though the clinic is closed for now, we are still taking phone calls and emails so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk through any questions you have and book in provisional appointments.⁠

Take care of yourself and your loved ones. We look forward to seeing you soon 🖤