Simple Immunity Boosters for Staying at Home
By Stepy Kamei
No matter what time of the year it is, or what the current state of the world is, it's always a good idea to do what you can to make sure your immune system is in the best shape possible. You may feel as though keeping your immune system in peak condition is more of a challenge if you're unable to get outside for exercise or access many resources. Fortunately, there actually are plenty of things you can do at home in order to make sure you're taking care of your immune system. Keep on reading to find out how you can implement healthy habits into your new daily routine in order to stay healthy even while spending time at home.
Create a New Fitness Routine
Staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your immune system -- especially if you find yourself more sedentary and limited in your movements than what you're used to.
A robust immune system is supported by a physically fit and active body. Resting and taking it easy is certainly important, but it's just as crucial that you make sure to keep your body limber and moving, even if you're dealing with limited space. The good news is that it's easy to find a wealth of free and easily accessible videos online to help guide you through everything from high intensity interval training workouts, to more slower-paced yoga sessions for stress relief and improved muscle flexibility. Be sure to make a regular time for at least some sort of fitness routine -- even if it's only a short 15-minute session -- at least four days a week. At the very least, and if you're able to, make sure to take a walk around your block at least once a day for some fresh air as well.
You may want to use this time in order to practice healthier and more mindful eating. It's easy to find simple and easy-to-make recipes online. Be sure to prepare meals that are primarily made from whole, minimally-processed ingredients and contain balanced portions of fresh veggies, lean protein, and whole grains.
Manage Your Stress
Virtually everyone is feeling heightened levels of stress and anxiety right now -- and that's completely normal. It's important to use this time to come up with helpful and effective coping strategies you can rely on to combat stress. Many people find relief from following guided meditations online. You may also relieve your anxiety by writing in a journal, painting, or playing with your pet. Be sure to make a list of stress reduction strategies you find work best for you, so you can refer to them whenever you feel overwhelmed.
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