Stay Healthy and Active During the Pandemic

Stay Healthy and Active During the Pandemic

Immunity boosters tips to help you and your body stay strong to fight off infections.

In light of the CoronaVirus outbreak worldwide, the best thing we can do is to protect ourselves. That includes a strong immune system to help protect you from whatever’s going around.

Immunity boosters tips to help you and your body stay strong to fight off infections.

EXERCISE & STAY ACTIVE

Regular physical activity – even at moderate levels – reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity.

According to a wealth of research, exercise is the silver bullet for a better quality of life.

Exercise has numerous health benefits including protecting you against heart disease, osteoporosis, and even certain types of cancer. Exercise is also an immune booster. 

To reap maximum benefits, try to be moderately physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. 

Walking is one of the simplest ways to exercise.

Gardening is also a good way to get some outdoor activity.

Avoid resting on the couch or too long! If a person wants to achieve ultimate health and wellbeing it is vitally important that they move on a regular basis and not stay static for too long.

Especially in one position or doing the same repetitive movement for long periods of time.

IMMUNITY-BOOSTING FOOD

Eating a diet of fresh, whole foods in reasonable amounts is the best way to get your daily dose of vitamins, including the healthy antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables.

Antioxidants are compounds in colorful fruits and vegetables that protect against free radicals. Free radicals can damage DNA and other cell components. 

Fruits and vegetables in a wide array of colors provide the best mix of protective antioxidants to boost overall health and immunity. 

Antioxidant-rich foods include:

Vitamin A and beta-carotene: pumpkin, squash, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, dark leafy greens, and mangoes

Vitamin C: citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and asparagus

Vitamin E: vegetable oil, almonds, whole grains, wheat germ, sweet potatoes, and yams

Selenium: salmon and haddock

Eat leafy greens, watermelon, carrots, berries, broccoli, oranges, kiwi, cantaloupe, and other brightly colored produce to give your cells and immune system all the natural protection they need to function at their best. Homemade chicken soup with carrots, celery, and other veggies can also be a boon to your immune system.

SLEEP LIKE IT’S YOUR JOB

Getting at least 7 hours per night of sleep is the single most impactful action you can take to improve your immunity, energy level, mood, and overall health. (Not to mention that it’s totally free!) 

The more sleep before midnight you get, the better the quality, and the more positive the health outcomes. 

A few things you can do to improve sleep are cutting out the caffeine; turning off all electrical devices and screens 1 hour before sleep time; and doing a writing exercise 30 minutes before bedtime where you simply write down everything that’s on your mind.

Try it!

If you haven’t been sleeping enough or have a couple of nights of insomnia or staying out late, you can add in daily meditation sessions, which will also boost your immune system and increase antibodies.

Several studies confirm the link between sleep and a healthy immune system. Most people need between 7 to 9 hours to feel adequately rested. Being well rested improves the function of white blood cells, so you’re less likely to get illnesses like respiratory infections, colds, and the flu. Practice good sleep hygiene to optimize sleep. That means waking up and going to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends. Avoid substances that can interfere with sleep, like caffeine and alcohol, for several hours before bedtime.

MEDITATION

There are thousands of studies that have shown mindfulness meditation can positively impact mental and physical health. Whether it’s by reducing stress, improving sleep, increasing focus, or improving relationships, research shows mindfulness works. 

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

P.S:  If you have any enquiries feel free to reach out for a free video consultation. 


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