Staying physically active and socially engaged may be more challenging at this time but not impossible! Here are a few tips to stay active physically, socially and mentally during the Stay at Home Order.
The most fundamental tip would be to create a new routine, one that takes into consideration all the things you need throughout the day such as keeping in touch with family and friends, staying physically active and learning new things. Although you may have a lot on your plate, make sure you always make time to enjoy a meal, clean up and relax.
One of the best ways to wind down after exercising or engaging in a favorite hobby is to call someone. This is easy to do while maintaining social distancing. Face timing over the phone or computer, is a better choice, if you rely on facial cues and lip reading to help you hold a conversation. If they are busy, send them an email or a text and it will be the same as sending a letter without the pesky trip to the post office.
One of the most important things you could do during this time is to create an emergency plan. Keeping your pantry stocked of supplies such as food, water, soap, paper towels and even batteries for your hearing aid is a great way to plan ahead.
Doing your best to help slow the spread of COVID-19 will not be easy but if we all do our part, we will get it done! Enjoy your new routine and party responsibly with your friends and family, at a distance. Should you experience any problems with your hearing aids, you are welcome to give Southern Nevada Audiology a call!