Are you taking care of your health and fitness? Especially at a time like this, you should definitely be focusing on your health and fitness more than ever before. At a time like this when your mental and physical health is pretty much worth more than anything else, staying in isolation could also let you get demotivated and maybe even get into things like excessive sleeping and stress eating that could harm you. So here are some tips from us to you on how you can stay healthy and fit.
Make Your Health and Fitness a Priority!
If you’re not fit and in good health, your professional and personal life will suffer, and you won’t be able to enjoy any of your accomplishments, no matter how impressive. Instead of focusing on your work or other worries, and leaving your diet and exercise last, plan everything with these last two in mind. There are ways to eat healthily and exercise, no matter how busy you are. All you need is will. If you improve your diet and exercise, you’ll enjoy several benefits, like:
- improved energy
- work productivity
- Happy relationships.
Plan your meals ahead of time and stock up on healthy food
If you don’t care what you eat, and you base your meals on last-minute decisions, you will obviously end up having fast food and unhealthy snacks all the time. It is best to plan your menu for the coming week, focusing on fast and easy to cook recipes and/or readily available foods, and have several options available in your fridge and kitchen cupboards.
You could have:
- Yoghurts, omelettes, fruit juice, or whole cereals atbreakfast
- Soup or broth at noon
- Steak or fish and veggies at dinner
- Nuts, fruits, salads, or cheese string as snacks between meals
Drop your bad habits right away
Do you smoke, indulge in sweets, or exaggerate with alcohol? You should do something about it! It can be difficult especially at a time like this, but now is the time to let this go. Sweets, alcohol and cigarettes will bring down your immune system. Try taking in dark chocolate, dried fruits and honey.
Choose activities around the house that makes you work out anyway
Yes, you are stuck inside the house but that is always why you should make sure that you are working out. For this start doing exercises and activities that will automatically make you work out. For example, cleaning gardens and the house, sweeping, mopping, climbing up and down the stairs and also actually working out in the house. This will also help you relieve your stress and keep a good level of mental health in place.
In addition to this, online learning about your health and fitness will also help you go a long way during these challenging times. South London College offers you a variety of study from home accredited courses that will help you do just this.
Certificate in Healthy Eating and Nutrition – Level 2
Healthy eating refers to the intake of appropriate nutrition to lead a healthy and energetic life. Although the concept of healthy eating has been prevalent all along, it has been getting an even wider recognition in the current modern world due to the high availability of junk and unhealthy food. Therefore, South London College has decided to bring this Certificate in Healthy Eating and Nutrition – Level 2 to help you with healthy eating habits. This informative course will present you with valuable advice and guidance to steer you towards a healthy and transformative lifestyle.
This extensive course will walk you through the fundamentals and principles of healthy eating. You will get to learn about the nutritional needs of different people based on various factors, followed by modules that will guide you on how to use this information to plan different healthy diets. This course is also a wonderful opportunity for you to understand your own nutritional needs and to plan your own healthy diets and hence, is the perfect course if you wish to get into the nutrition or health and fitness industry.
With this level 2 course in Healthy eating and nutrition you will be able to successfully embark on a career in healthy diet or nutrition. You can also use this diploma as a foundation to study further about healthy eating and nutrition. This course can also help build on your existing expertise to progress further in your career. Following are some of the job positions you can land with this certificate are;
- Senior healthcare assistant
- Healthcare consultant
- Healthcare assistant
- Healthy eating awareness coordinator
- Nurse practitioner
- Nursing manager
Diploma in Mental Health Awareness – Level 3
Improve your knowledge on mental health by taking this Diploma in Mental Health Awareness – Level 3 developed by South London College. This awareness program will mainly focus on the various mental disorders and conditions that affect people worldwide, to help you detect it and seek help sooner. Although this course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the subject, mental healthcare professionals might specifically find this course beneficial, provided that they too have a recognised qualification at level 2 or above in a related disciple to get started with this course.
This extensive course will start off by enlightening you on mental health and its importance for a peaceful life. You will get to learn about stress, the ways of managing stress and the importance of managing it, all the while understanding about the different anxieties and phobias that might mentally affect a person.
This informative course will further familiarise you with conditions such as bipolar, eating disorders, dementia and Schizophrenia. This course is also a wonderful opportunity for you to comprehend about depression and postnatal depression to seek necessary support. By the completion of this course, you will be well educated on mental health to help your loved ones gain back control in their lives.
On the successful completion of this Level 3 Diploma in mental health awareness, you will be qualified for various job positions in the mental healthcare and social work field. This diploma can also help boost your existing expertise to progress further in your career and to help you pursue your higher studies in mental health. Below given are few of the job positions you can secure with this diploma are;
- Mental health worker
- Social worker
- Mental healthcare assistant
- Registered nurse
- General physician
- Behavior analyst
- Mental health Counsellor
Why not join our programmes and start investing your time in yourself? Contact our team on [email protected]e.org for more information.