Updated: Apr 9, 2020
This 𝙖𝙣𝙭𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 and 𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙧 about COVID-19 𝙬𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙨 our immune system.
Add in stress over supplies, “what if’s" & not sleeping well and we are mixing up a dangerous cocktail. 𝘞𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘴𝘰, 𝘪𝘧 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘬, 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘵. Here are my 5 immune boosting tips!
𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, "𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞."
And it goes without saying that good hygiene and hand washing are crucial to fighting this.
𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟓 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 :
Eat an abundant variety of whole, plant-based foods 🍎
Plants are LOADED with:
and have amazing immune boosting power
Try to get an assortment of colors into your diet everyday. Eat the rainbow!
Some of my favorites are:
Girl, drink your water 💦
Staying hydrated helps our bodies naturally eliminate toxins that may cause illness, and it carries oxygen to our cells.
Remember 8X8 (8 ounces, 8 times a day)
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! I love drinking water with lemon, acv or cucumber.
Practice stress management strategies 📚
When you are in a constant state of stress, your body is more prone to illness.
Some things that you can try are:
getting outside for some vitamin D
My fave's are:
going for a walk
talking it out
Stay physically active 🏃🏼
We all should be avoiding the gym and group exercise right now, but we can get moving at home.
There are so many FREE resources out there...trainers, the Y and people on IG are sharing away!
Some things that I am doing at home are walking, stretching, yoga and PIYO.
Other things that can be done from home are:
Get enough sleep 💤
No seriously, sleep is underestimated, but so crucial to overall health.
There are countless studies about sleep and so many others that are screaming at the rooftops about how important sleep is. IT IS TRUE!
Things that you probably don't think are disrupting your sleep really are.
Before bed, slow down and create a relaxing environment.
watch TV right before bed b/c it stimulates brain activity
eat within 3 hours of going to be b/c your body is using all it's energy to digest that food
play on your phone b/c the blue light tricks your body into thinking that it is daylight
Some things I do every night are:
read before bed
Now that we are getting the hang of #socialdistancing I think it is safe to say that we are totally rocking this. 💪🏽
Remember, progress not perfection!
𝙄𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩, 𝙄 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚.
I am loving the slow down
I am loving"no where" to be
I am loving working from home
I am loving extra time with the kids
I am loving the crafts
I am loving the walks
I am loving the outside play
I am loving the long nights
I am loving the feeling of no pressure and no rush!
I think we all needed this. Stay safe and healthy my friends. ❣️