We are currently living in unprecedented times because of COVID-19. Businesses, churches and schools are moving online, and people are being encouraged to stay home as much as possible; to do their part to avoid spreading the virus and to flatten the curve.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the news updates, and anxious due to all of the uncertainty. But it is important during this time to focus on the aspects that you CAN control, rather than what you CANNOT control.
For example, you CAN control your health and your choices. By adhering to the following tips for staying healthy, you really can make a big difference.
Wash Your Hands
It really can’t be overstated. One of the best defenses you have for getting and/or spreading the virus is practicing good hand hygiene. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, especially when going out in public places.
Practice Social Distancing
There has been a lot in the media about social distancing, with many people sharing their opinions or even skepticisms. The truth is, your chance of contracting and spreading the virus decreases significantly the fewer people you are around. It is especially important to avoid people that are sick, or showing symptoms of illness of any kind.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
One of the best things you can do for your immune system is to get a good night of sleep. Our bodies are much more susceptible to illness when we are not getting proper rest and sleep. It is recommended to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night to effectively support your immune system.
Eat Nutrient Dense Food
Many people rely on taking a Vitamin C supplement or multivitamin each day as their main support for their immune health. But supplements are made to do just that, supplement a nutrient-dense diet. Our bodies are much more capable of fighting off illness and disease when we feed it the whole foods it needs to function properly.
Decrease Sugar Intake
Another aspect of your health you can control is how much sugar you eat. Sugar suppresses your immune system and weakens its ability to fight off illness. So watch how much sugar you are ingesting and try to cut back.
It is important to do all that we can when it comes to staying healthy. Not just for us, but for the individuals who are immunocompromised, or who have a higher risk of severe illness and death.
We encourage you to focus on what you CAN do, and choose to do it. By each doing our part, we can make a difference. We can save lives.