During this period of self-isolation and social distancing, following healthy self-care practices can help boost your well-being, support your immune system, and manage stress. Today Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, in New Haven County and Fairfield County, are sharing their top 4 self-care tips.
Make time to unwind. Engage in projects that make you happy. That could mean reading, writing, decluttering, painting, knitting, doing yoga, or meditating — whatever makes you happy. For example, if you like to cook, prepare healthy dishes using ingredients you currently have on hand.
Exercise to promote good health. If you’re stuck at home, take some time each day to move around. There are a lot of free exercise videos you can do at home, and free trials to apps you can download to your phone.
Remind yourself why. Keep in mind why you’re in quarantine or self-isolation. It’s to keep your family safe as well as older neighbors, our parents, and other loved ones who may be vulnerable. Thank yourself for doing a selfless act and keep your mind busy as much as possible.
Support your immune system. Mindfulness has been growing in popularity more and more each year, and now is a great time to try it yourself. Just five minutes each day can help you reset your mind and your perspective.
Ways to be mindful include:
Breathing exercises, focusing on each inhale and exhale;
Eating healthy meals, while you savor every bite;
Meditating on an image or word that makes you feel happy;
Connecting with friends electronically;
Take frequent breaks from the news.
These lifestyle tips can be helpful in maintaining your well-being and pass the time. Take care of yourself during self-isolation by following these self-care tips from Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, in New Haven County and Fairfield County.
If you need us, call our Waterbury office at (203) 755-0489 or our Newtown location at (203) 270-6724. You can also request an appointment online.
Stay healthy and in good spirits!