You are probably seeing a lot of different tips and advice on how to stay healthy as we wait out this current pandemic. While some of them are accurate and good, there are many that aren’t.
We want to help you determine the right way to live your life right now so that you can be healthy and well during this time.
Lower Stress Levels
This is certainly easier said than done, but the fact is that stress can hurt a person’s immune system. The stress hormone, cortisol, can turn off the cells in your immune system.
Be sure to find and engage in activities that help you stay calm.
Taking part in low- to moderate-level exercise can help lower cortisol levels and can help boost your immune system. Many medical experts recommend 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day.
But it is important to not overdue it, as exercising too much can hurt the immune system and lower it. In fact, many experts say that high-level athletes are more at risk of getting sick.
Get Enough Sleep
And with exercise, be sure to get enough sleep so your body can heal and function to the best of its abilities. This means that adults should be getting around 7 to 8 hours every night, with children getting more, depending on their age.
Make Sure Your Vaccines Are Up to Date
Especially the flu vaccine. Getting another sickness right now will impair your immune system and make you even more susceptible to the virus.
Eat Plain Yogurt Everyday
Eating yogurt can help boost a person’s probiotics and helps support your microbiomes. It will support the good bacteria in your body and help it fight off the bad bacteria and other viruses.
Other foods you can eat to help are garlic, onion, ginger, sauerkraut and fermented foods.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Being sure to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, full of fruits and vegetables, will help your body have enough vitamins and other nutrients to keep it running.
Your immune system needs fuel so be sure to avoid ultralow-carbohydrate diets.
Stop Smoking or Vaping
These kinds of activities can damage your respiratory system can suffer a more severe case with the coronavirus.
These are the types of things you can make sure you are doing in order to be healthier during these times. While none of them are going to make you immune, they can all help you at least feel better during this difficult time.
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