Practising social-distancing and staying at home in isolation to remain protected from COVID-19 are part of daily routine across the globe right now. It is essential to Practice Overall Wellbeing, says Galina Antoniuk, Spa Director of the luxury Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE (see a couple of its gorgeous water villas, above).
Girlahead, when back at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, had the joy of meeting this charming Russian, who moved to this resort from the nearby Burj Al Arab. Galina suggests, for all of us self-isolating at home or wherever, the importance of trying to stay in a routine, even if you’re not able to spend a lot of time outside. Wake up at your usual time and use any saved commute time to get into a home fitness regime.
It’s also good, she says, to get into the habit of squeezing half a lemon into a glass of warm water and drink first thing in the morning – this helps to boost the immune system and is rich with vitamin C. Eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible. Berries are known to have a lot of antioxidants, helping you fight colds and flus. A relaxing 20-minute warm bath before bed will calm the body, soul and mind.
Go for it, says Girlahead. Turn your self-isolation cocoon into a bit of a luxury resort (and get more wellness ideas from Anantara’s specialists, say sleep tips from Dr Serge Landrieu, based at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort in Thailand).