Health is currently the most pervasive topic amongst New Zealanders. With widespread concern about the global spread of COVID-19 and as we adjust to our new working circumstances, the value of being well has never been more apparent. We are reminded that our health & wellness is the centre of everything!
Here are our tips for boosting your immunity, general health, and well-being during this precarious time.
With self-isolation rules in place, it's important to find new ways to get your heart pumping at least once a day. Exercise raises your body temperature and your heart and breathing rate, which powers up your immune system. White blood cells and antibodies are positively changed when you get your sweat on and it's a fantastic way to release endorphins and battle stress induced by working from home. We recommend an hour walk or run every day to get some sunshine and physical exercise. Alternatively, there are some amazing workout apps including the Nike Fitness Club or Sweat by Kayla Itsines that don’t rely on much equipment and can be done at home.
Reign in your Diet
One of the best things you can do to boost your immune system is eating a varied and nutritious diet. When your body is fueled properly by adequate nutrients, it's at its best and most prepared to keep you well. Try avoiding processed, fast foods and sugar-rich foods in your daily diet and include as many greens and vegetables as possible. Vital All-In-One is a fantastic nutritional aid that contains the antioxidant equivalent of 8-10 serves of fruits and vegetables, as well as vitamins, minerals, greens, and more. It provides nutritional support to almost every system in your body in just two teaspoons.
Take Care of Yourself
The social distancing restrictions are stressful for everyone, changing our day to day life and inhibiting our ability to see family and friends. Stress can drastically weaken your immune system, and although it's not always possible to eliminate it, there are good ways to manage it to improve every aspect of your well-being. Consider joining a meditation group or downloading an app like Calm.com or Simple Habit. Meditation has been proven to boost emotional and physical well-being and help manage stress levels. Find a stress-busting solution that works for you and you’ll soon find your immune system thanking you accordingly.