During this unique time, it is extremely important that you take care of yourself and your family’s health. Many of you are now working remotely and your children may even be e-learning from home. The following tips will boost your immunity and allow you to remain physically and mentally strong.
Commit to a morning routine.
Wake up at your usual time, take a shower and get out of your PJs. This will make you feel refreshed and motivated to accomplish your tasks for the day.
Consume nutritious whole food meals.
While it might be tempting to eat a bunch of sugar, junk food or drink a lot of wine, this is by far the worst thing you can consume to protect your immune system. Instead, focus on eating vegetables, fruit, meat, poultry, fish, whole grains and healthy fats. Have fun in the kitchen and experiment with some new recipes. Many of your favorite restaurants are also offering curbside pickup if you need an assist.
Shop in your pantry.
While grocery stores are restocking, go through your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer to create nutritious meals. Chances are you have many healthy foods and meals available at your fingertips.
Give your immune system a boost.
Consume immune-boosting herbs and spices, such as ginger, oregano, cinnamon, and turmeric. Add garlic, onions and chicken broth to recipes. Plus, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and zinc are easily accessible supplements
You need to keep your body moving to stay healthy. And while your gym may be closed, you can still get exercise in at home. YouTube has many videos available for free that require no or minimal equipment. Apps, such as Peloton, offer a variety of workouts or you can go outside and get your steps in or bike.
Set movement alarms.
If you’re sitting at a computer all day, set an alarm on your phone so you get up every hour. Walk around, do jumping jacks, triceps dips or pushups. Just make sure you move for at least 5 minutes to get your blood pumping and prevent your muscles from atrophying. This will also keep you mentally focused.
Turn off the news and take a time out.
You can meditate, read a book, watch a guilty pleasure on Netflix, cook a meal, play a game with your family or take two minutes to sit quietly and just breathe.
Focus on the good things present in your life by starting a gratitude journal. Each day, write down five things that you’re grateful for to alter your mindset.
Catch up on your to-do list.
Use this time to do things that you have been procrastinating, such as reorganizing your closet, spring cleaning your office or pantry, calling an old friend, or reading a book that you bought ages ago.
Remember this too shall pass. It’s only a moment in time so stay hopeful and take care of you. Positive vibes y’all!