Home Blog Tips For Keeping A Healthy Mind And Body At Home

Tips For Keeping A Healthy Mind And Body At Home

Love Your Home Stay Healthy

We know that we will be in lockdown for a time yet and being restricted to home 24/7 will not come easy to many millions of people. 

It helps to have a positive mindset, remembering that this situation will not go on forever, and be mindful that home is the safest place we can all be for the moment. 

For those in isolation on their own, you’re certainly not on your own – we are all in this together!

Having a healthy mind and body is crucial right now and will make living in lockdown more bearable. Here are three ways to keep them both strong:

Complete a daily to-do list and make time to talk

To stop you getting lazy whilst you’re at home, give yourself a few daily tasks each day and try and complete them all before bedtime. It could be anything from fixing a leaky tap to varnishing a tired, old fence. Learning a new language would be a task to keep you stimulated throughout the whole of lockdown. 

The satisfaction you get when completing such tasks or from at least making some sort of progress, will give you a lift.

Plenty of talking, including lots of laughing, will also help. Take up the role of quizmaster for the night and host a virtual quiz with friends.

Tip One

Use your outdoor space as much as you can

It’s essential that our bodies are exposed to natural sunlight and to get lots of fresh air into your lungs. 

Make sure that you take the one form of outdoor exercise you’re allowed to do each day and use your garden at every opportunity you get. 

Long may the nice weather continue so that you can top up your tan, have all your meals outdoors and sink some ice-cold drinks on the patio or decking. Have the kids outside with you so that they’re not stuck on their mobiles and tablets indoors. That mix of sunshine and fresh air will aid your sleep too.

Tip Two

Become a baker

We get warned off eating too much cake because it can expand our waistlines, but what we don’t get told is that baking cakes is actually really good for relieving stress. 

Find out who is the ‘Star Baker’ in your house and have a cook-off in the kitchen, with everyone having a go at creating the best showstopper. 

Raid your kitchen cupboards for mixing bowls, whisks, rolling pins, chopping boards, blenders etc. and bake a banana bread or chocolate cake. See who’s a Mary Berry in the making and who’s left with a soggy bottom.

Tip three

Your time at home could also be spent planning home improvements for when the restrictions get lifted. ERG Scotland is operating a FREE Online Appointment Service to assist you with that.

Read what's going on at ERG

3 Great Home Improvements You Should Make This Winter

Most of your days and nights will have been spent at home this year, and you will very much be a home bird over the…

Read more

Get Two Decades Of Cover - ERG Offers A 20-Year Guarantee

We are often asked by customers why they should choose us ahead of the many other home improvement companies that also trade in our service…

Read more

How To Ensure That Your Home Is A Secure Place

You cannot afford to be complacent with your home security. If you are, all those treasured possessions you have in your house could one day…

Read more
Get a quote now! Request a brochure Virtual Appointment
Get a Quote Now!

© 2020 ERG Scotland Limited.

ERG Scotland Limited is a credit broker not a lender. Credit is subject to status and affordability. Terms and conditions apply. ERG Scotland Limited (Registered No. SC195590 & VAT No. GB 734888976) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - Firm Reg. No. 729552 is a credit broker and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit provided by Hitachi Personal Finance, a trading style of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register no. 704348).