The 5 tips for the quarantine of Meritxel Martí
1. Do not stockpile medications
More than advice, it is everyone’s obligation. “We should not worry about the stock of pharmacies because the laboratories do not cease their daily work. The supply of medicines is guaranteed ”. Meritxell also adds that it is important “not to panic, and buy with your head so as not to run out of pharmacies and thus avoid that the medicines expire at home”.
2. Take care of food
“ A complete and balanced diet is essential to maintain good health . The diet will be responsible for our immune system to be at full capacity and for this we must follow the recommendations of the WHO. ” That is: 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily, reduce the consumption of saturated fats, and decrease the consumption of simple carbohydrates as well as that of red meat (once or twice a week), and increase the consumption of foods rich in fatty acids, and fiber.
3. Do not snack between meals.
Strive to remain calm and not fall for easy temptations. Being at home with excess food in the pantries can make us end up pecking more than we should if we are bored. Meritxell suggests that “ we can avoid this by moving away from the fridge, and without food in sight . As we can also help ourselves with satiating supplements such as glucomannan (hydratable fiber) or supplements such as saffron or tryptophan, which at the same time help decrease anxiety and avoid that anxious pecking. ”
4. Caring for the skin
With so much free time for us, Meritxell advises that “ is a good time to practice double facial cleansing. After the tonic, it is ideal to apply an ampoule and also the cream . In pharmacies we have products that are very affordable and easy to use. ”
This is the routine proposed by Meritxell: Apply a foam-type cleanser or soap without detergents that does not irritate the skin> A tonic> A serum with glycolic acid> A cream that works well for us day and night.
5. Improve sleep
“ The stress and the fact of spending so many hours indoors, leads us to lose track of time. That is why I always recommend to carry out a routine , and get up every day with the alarm clock ”.
Similarly, to improve rest Meritxell advises “exercising at home, because it will help us clear our minds, and eliminate that feeling of laziness of being without doing anything.” Exercise is mental hygiene, improves endorphin levels as demonstrated.
“If we cannot sleep well, we should eliminate caffeine from our diet, as well as other activators in the body.” In addition, we must remember that “in the pharmacy we can find natural products, such as valerian or melatonin that will help us rest better, avoiding some not so beneficial drugs. Sleeping well is essential to stay healthy and active. ”
What do you think of these tips for quarantine? Were you already putting them into practice?