3 Tips for Maintaining Physical and Mental Health this Month

by karen on April 6, 2020

Projected to last through April 30, we’re offering tips to keep you healthy throughout quarantine.


1. With pantry supplies running low, stock up on produce.

We’ve all seen the empty shelves in stores, but one section that remains relatively well-stocked across the board is produce. So stock up on fruits and veggies (grab canned and frozen varieties when you can), and whip up a high-volume, low-calorie meal in no time.

If you’re worried about food going to waste, reach for hearty fruits and veggies that won’t go bad quickly, such as apples, oranges, Brussel’s sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage.

2. Snack smarter.

It can be easy to run to the snack cupboard throughout the day when we’re working from home, but those quick calories add up fast, and the snacks often leave us unsatisfied. Grab a crunchy snack from your veggie drawer instead to satisfy your snack craving without the added sugar, fat, or salt.

Nutrition Connection Bonus Tip: Mixing textures in our meals and snacks can help us feel more satisfied. Add something crunchy to something soft and vice versa for a meal that won’t leave you wanting more. Next snack break, try celery and hummus, or multi-grain crackers topped with apple and a bit of soft cheese.

3. Take a break from the news.

Do your best not to get bogged down with the negative news cycle. Our mental health is taking a hit right now, as social interaction is minimized and daily anxiety levels increase. Look for positive news stories, donate to a charity you support, catch a virtual music festival, take a long walk, or read a good book to combat your personal stay-at-home stress.

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