The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly challenged us physically,
mentally, and emotionally, and the lingering uncertainty that’s
followed has caused unprecedented stress levels. I value my clients’
health and wellness and have compiled a list of a few pandemic-safe
ways to increase your energy levels, even if just a little.
1. Incorporate a simple bodyweight or mobility workout into
your everyday routine.
Minimal effort, maximum benefits. Get your heart rate up with no
equipment. Going on a walk can help improve your physical and
mental health. Put on a good playlist or invite a friend for the best
If you want to increase your physical activity and improve your fitness
levels, dedicate no more than 20 minutes of your day to some
bodyweight exercises. Start with three sets of 5-10:
● Forward lunges
● Jumping jacks
● Modified burpees
● Plank shoulder taps
Work out from the comfort of your bed! Be fully energized for the day
with two sets of 10-15:
● Flutter kicks
● Hip bridges
● Side leg raises
Still a fitness beginner? Don’t fret. Use ten minutes of your day to
stretch. You’ll be sure to feel the endorphins whichever way you
2. Eat a good, nutritious meal.
You can always find comfort in food. Although many feel bloated and
sluggish after a good meal, there are ones that will keep you both
satiated and energized while also prioritizing your health and
Salads and rice bowls are affordable, customizable, and easy to
prepare. Make the latter in batches for future meals. We recommend
including your favourite carb, protein, vegetable, and healthy fat in
every dish for optimal satisfaction – and always make room for
3. Pursue that creative hobby you’ve been neglecting.
It’s easy for everyday life to wear you down, global pandemic or not.
Still, no one ever gets hurt by being creative. It’s a cliché that
creativity is the best form of expression, but it’s also true. Dedicating
your energy to creating will almost always release any pent-up stress.
That thing you wanted to do? Do it.
Resting is vital and ensures future productivity plus higher energy
levels. In particular, mental health days are essential for overall
wellness. If you can, use a day to sleep in, binge your favourite
shows, enjoy a hearty meal, and practice self-care. You are your
Your health and wellness are your greatest assets. We hope our
suggestions will enhance your physical, mental, and emotional well-
being. Take care of yourselves (and each other!)