As the society goes through a pandemic crisis most of us result in a panic. Including myself!
It is important to be aware, plan ahead, and most importantly to stay in control.
Read below to keep calm and be proactive through this crisis.
Focus on your Immune System
Set up for defense by keeping your body in an alkaline and oxygen rich state. By doing this eat more of a plant-based “diet”. As well as adding in some of these Immune Boosting Foods:
Asparagus, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Thyme, Oregano, Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Blueberries, Kiwi, Goji, Mulberries, Rice, Oats, Bone Broth, Chicken, Wild Fish, Chickpeas, Coconut, Walnuts, Mushrooms, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Miso
(FACT- Many degenerative illnesses can only grow in an acidic environment. An alkaline body is rich in oxygen, while an acidic body is oxygen deficient.)
Here are some Acidic Stressors:
Sugar and simple carbs
Soda and most carbonated waters
Coffee and acidic water
Vinegar except for apple cider vinegar (I personally have 1 TBSP AM & 1 TBSP PM)
Do not give up your daily exercise routine
you may have decided to “Social Distance” yourself, which is perfectly fine! There is a lot of workouts you can do right inside your home with or without equipment. Take this time to get creative or perhaps commit with an online coach you’ve been thinking to give a try. I can speak on my behalf, as I work with clients online customizing workout programs for them. Some individuals which only workout at home, others do a mix of both.
PS: There are some free yoga classes on YouTube TV, Hulu, Netflix.
As far as your kids go… lots of group activities, events, including most athletic sport teams seem to be postponed at this time. Temporarily sign up your kids with a local on-site personal trainer where there are less contact and less populated areas with one on one training. If you are looking for a local trainer, let me know I can find one near you!
Be consistent with your vitamins
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Manage your Stress
A Massage for YOU can make a difference. Massage Therapy increases circulation, oxygen and lymph drainage. This ultimately means a massage boosts your immune function. Continue with your massage treatments or add a weekly massage into your regime.
*If you are not feeling good with flu like symptoms or even a cold, pass up on the therapeutic session for now. If you are unsure and would like to discuss your symptoms, please discuss prior to showing up at your massage appointment. Do not hesitate to reach out and ask me anything!
Prioritize GOOD SLEEP
Get yourself into a good sleep routine; I recommend 10 PM- 6 AM. You’ll forever hear me preach on water and quality sleep. But during this time use the “extra” time you may have with less commutes; working from home and sleep a little “extra”. Besides well-rested people are better at fighting off any viruses. Its known that individuals who sleep least were substantially more likely to develop a cold. Sleep is critical for a healthy immune system.
I encourage you to continue your daily exercise, practice more on breathing exercise, take more time to mediate, and challenge yourself as you continue self-talking MORE positive thoughts. Continue to wash your hands and don’t shame the elbow bump!