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Are you still positive, healthy, and connected?


SAS has been providing weekly tips to aid your body, mind, and spirit, since the beginning of lockdown. Now that lockdown is behind us,  it is important to maintain simple changes to our daily routine that can help improve positivity and peace of mind and make sure we get a good night’s sleep.

 

Take time out to meditate, listen to some favourite music, and sit near a window to get as much daylight as possible if you are still cooped up indoors. Continue to use this time as an opportunity to learn something new or something you’ve always wanted to do. Going for a walk, run, or a cycle ride is one of the easiest ways to boost mental health.

 

Most of us don’t get the seven or more hours of sleep adults need. Over time, a shortage of shut-eye can raise your risk of a heart attack or stroke — regardless of your age, weight, or exercise habits.  If you’re consistently sleep-deprived, going to bed even 15 minutes earlier every night could help. Also set a regular sleep and wake schedule, and stick to it — even on days off.

 

Regularly stretching your muscles helps you avoid injuries, stay limber and move freely as you age. Take a few minutes to stretch out before and after you exercise. If you aren’t working out that day, take a few stretch breaks. Find a quiet space in the office where you won’t be disturbed.

 

On the go? Look for natural opportunities in your daily routine to stretch, such as getting out of your car or reaching for items on a high shelf at the store. Stretching right before bed can also help you relieve tension and help you sleep. And balance exercises, like Tai Chi, can help dramatically reduce your risk of dangerous falls.

 

Also, just because we haven’t met up physically with friends, doesn’t mean we should be isolated longer, use the social media to express your love. We are now waking up to a new chapter of this anti-social virus. We have all paid a high price.

 

Let's continue to stay and feel safe, and enjoy our sports, fitness and friends, abiding to the current government guidelines.

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