Updated: May 9
As people apply hygienic solutions to ward off the coronavirus, what comes to mind is the importance of overall health and insuring our immunities are strong enough to remain balanced through this storm. Overall, this time can be used as an opportunity to boost health, it is also a time when the awareness of our own health becomes critical.
Here are four simple things to be aware of while tuning in and upgrading your health:
Vitamin C intake -- Upgrade your fruit and vegetable intake. Consciously, with love take inventory of what you are consuming and make sure that what you're putting in your body is rich in nutrients. It is important to be aware of your blood stream and gut health as these are two essential assistants in removing waste and regulating positive health impacts on the rest of your body. These impacts contribute to a stronger immune system, mind and heart health, effective digestion, and even an improved sleep at night. Some wonderful foods are beetroot, leafy greens, ginger, garlic, citrus fruits, and fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut or kimchi. Drink tons of water! Water contributes in creating a hostel environment for the virus to breed germs.
Exercise -- Though you may want to steer clear of public gyms, the great outdoors always await. Taking time to tune into your own body is invested time you'll never regret. Stretching and being conscious with your body can help you not only to stay physically strong, but to relieve tension and
stress around this time.
Recognize Stress Triggers -- You can't afford it. Whether that be a person in your life who needs a boundary drawn, or even less time spent watching the news -- I give you the permission to meet your day and tasks with ease. Stress increases the likelihood of illness and nobody has
time for that.
Sleep -- Sleep is a must! Getting at least 8-10 hours will have you feeling as ready as the sun for your day. Create a nightly routine around putting yourself to bed. Just as a child has a bath, a book read or a lullaby, find a way to put yourself to bed as well -- clearing your thoughts from the day, from the world, and allowing yourself the essential time to rest. Take this gift of time to catch up on sleep.