The world has changed and we need to as well.

Everyone’s situation is different but one thing that will be true for all of us, whether we are working from home, still having to work or not able to work at all, is that our day-to-day lives have changed.

Often in helping people with their health, fitness and nutrition I talk about being adaptable and flexible.

This allows us to mould our habits and routines into whatever scenarios we are presented with.

With that in mind, here are my top five tips for staying on top of your health and fitness while practising social distancing and staying at home where possible.

Make a schedule

It has to start here. Making a schedule for the following day allows you to plan forward and put the things that you want to do in and not let the day take over and, before you know it, you have not got anything done.

Eat normally

Don’t use this as an excuse to eat poorly and make bad choices. You aren’t on holiday and this could last longer than a two-week all-inclusive.

Use the extra time if you have it to cook more and try different things. Ultimately this is a time to improve on your nutrition, not make it worse.

Exercise

In your schedule plan in 30 minutes of structured exercise at home. That’s all it needs to be.

If you don’t know what to do you can follow the workout from last week or email me at [email protected] and I will help.

Keep moving for the 30 minutes, get your heart rate up, get warm and work hard. This doesn’t have to be every day. Three to five times per week is sufficient.

Get outside

This should be separate from your daily 30-minute exercise. Get outside in the fresh air and walk. Thirty to 60 minutes will be more than enough.

We could potentially be sitting a lot more if we are at home in isolation so take the chance to get outside while we still have it.

Take a break

This can all be a bit overwhelming and stressful so please ensure you take a break from social media, the news and even the people in your own house if you have to. Just to mentally recharge for a little bit.

You could even use activities such as reading, playing board games, walking as previously mentioned or cooking with your favourite music on to disconnect for a bit.

Stay home, stay safe.