Well, it’s already been a gnarly cold/flu season, and now there’s the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news. Yikes!
I don’t know about you, but it’s been hard to know how to best react and respond when you’re listening to the news, hearing how quickly this virus is spreading. Our mantra for the moment: stay calm, be well, and take precautions. Here’s how we are putting that into practice:
Stay calm. Fear and panic will not be helpful. Avoid stress, try to exercise, and find a way to connect back to the things/people you love.
Be well. Prioritize your health and wellness.
- Eat organic. Vitamins and minerals are key for immunity, and eating organic food is the best way to get them (except vitamin D, which is hard to get enough from just food).
- Avoid processed food and sugars. These literally cause stress in your body and suppress your immune system.
- Drink lots of water too to keep things moving in the body. HYDRATE is made from real, organic foods and is a great way to boost your intake of vitamins and minerals (including Vitamin C, magnesium, and 80 trace minerals) while drinking more water. #shamelessplug
- Prioritize sleep. Keep your body healthy by getting enough sleep each night.
- Drink bone broth, if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s helpful because it coats your digestive track in ancient goodness. Gelatin, collagen and minerals. (Think grandma/mom making you chicken noodle soup when you are sick)! #wisdom
Take precautions. Up your personal hygiene habits. As you’ve likely read in all of the recent articles, we all need to do our part to keep our germs to ourselves.
- Wash your hands often, and 20 seconds each time. We’ve heard singing “Happy Birthday” twice or the alphabet once is approximately 20 seconds.
- Stop touching your face (why is this so f’in hard to do? We read the average person touches their face 3,000x a day!!).
- Forego the handshake or hug for a wave and a smile (or the new totally awkward elbow bump).
If you get sick, drink fluids, sleep and stay home to keep your germs to yourself. Keep up the fluids as you recover to help flush the toxins, and keep loading up again on Vitamin C to help boost your immunity. And do it as much from food as possible vs. supplements!
Although your own personal risk may be fairly low, we all need to do our part to help protect higher risk individuals. We hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying healthy.
Any other tips for staying healthy and boosting immunity?