Things are scary, stressful and ever-changing. However, sometimes it helps to know that you’re not alone. Everyone is being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Together we can provide support, advice and a shoulder to lean on during these turbulent times. Singer and Nutrisystem celebrity brand ambassador, Marie Osmond, is here to give you her advice for staying healthy at home.
“Now, it’s more important than ever to take care of each other, and that starts with taking care of ourselves,” says Marie. Find out what Marie is doing to take care of herself while practicing social distancing. “We will get through this. I have faith,” she says.
Here are four ways Marie is staying healthy at home:
1. Spending Time with Family
When we asked Marie who she is quarantined with, she let us know about the extra time at home that she’s been spending with her husband, Steve. “We raised kids for 36 years. This is really like the first time since we got married 37 years ago that it’s been just the two of us,” explains Marie.
Our normal lives are so busy and now we are being forced to slow things down. During this stressful and scary time, be sure take advantage of the extra time with your loved ones like Marie is doing with her spouse. Find solace in the presence of family and focus on the positive instead of the negative. “It’s nice to be with someone you love. It’s a blessing,” says Marie.
2. Meal Delivery
With so much extra time in our houses, we all have unlimited access to our pantries and refrigerators. Many people are concerned about overeating and putting on the “Quarantine 15” while practicing social distancing and self isolation. Marie explains what she’s doing to stay healthy and maintain her weight when it comes to eating at home.
“It’s a great time for Nutrisystem. I’ve actually been eating some of the foods so that I don’t put too much weight on,” explains Marie. “They can deliver healthy meals and snacks that you love to eat right to your door.”
The Nutrisystem meal delivery service is a balanced and convenient weight loss program. We’re committed to helping you stay healthy and happy at home. We remain open so that we can continue to provide you with nutritious meals, snacks and desserts, as well as protein shakes to support your immune system. Our meal plans are delivered directly to your house so that you can stay safe.
“Nutrisystem is here for you,” says Marie. “We’re all in this together and we will get through this together.”
3. Staying Connected
Keeping in touch with your friends, family and loved ones can help you keep peace of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can also help you have a little fun while you’re social distancing at home. Marie tells us about some of the ways she likes to stay connected. She also provides some ideas that she has seen help others during this time.
One of her favorite ways to stay connected is actually quite simple. “Just send a smile emoji to someone and say, ‘Know that you’re loved today.’ My brothers do that, my children do that,” explains Marie. This quick and easy text can turn your whole day around.
Marie also explains the importance of checking on the elderly. “I think that’s so important. They get lonely and they can’t do the things that we can do. It’s a great act of service in your community,” she says.
Missing game night with all of your friends? “You can play games with each other on Zoom,” suggests Marie. “Get together at a certain time and play games with each other and catch up.”
If you have little children, there are some fun ideas to keep them connected with their friends in the neighborhood. After all, this stressful and scary time can take a toll on them, too. Marie tells us about an idea that she spoke about on The Talk; “I love this thing that I read where the neighborhood put together teddy bears in the windows. As they would rotate times to take their children for walks, the kids could count the teddy bears in the windows.” She also recommends another version of this fun activity that includes hanging homemade art and drawings in the windows, since kids are unable to play with each other.
“There is just so many great ideas. Share them with each other. Keep social media positive,” says Marie. “Social media used to be about ‘look at me,’ but now it’s ‘share time with me’ and I love that. Lift each other, build each other. We’re all friends, we’re all family and we love you.”
4. Protein Shakes
Marie is putting her health first while she’s staying home social distancing. “It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy,” explains Marie. “Especially right now.”
Nutrisystem can help you stay healthy while you stay home by delivering food and protein shakes that are nutritious and delicious. “If you want to lose a little weight and improve your health, you’ve got to try Nutrisystem,” says Marie. “They deliver your favorite foods made healthier right to your door, and you even get these delicious shakes.”
Our protein shakes contain a whopping 15 grams of protein and six grams of fiber. Plus, you can enjoy a delicious serving for just 120 calories and two grams of fat. “They’re full of protein and probiotics and they help support your immunity. They rock,” says Marie. “Make today the day that you decide to take control of your health with Nutrisystem. Trust me, it works.”