Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Just my personal experience and some common sense information.
We are living in strange times. This global pandemic frightens people. Although there looks to be encouraging news about the development of vaccines, the increase in testing, and decrease in mortality rates, Covid-19 certainly hasn’t gone away and probably won’t be for some time. It’s not practical for most people to stay indoors indefinitely until the virus disappears. So…what can we do to help protect ourselves and our loved ones?
In addition to following the safety guidelines that the CDC has laid out, we can all do our part to research strategies to strengthen our immune systems.
The University of Maryland published an article called Boost the Immune System and I was pleased to see that I was already doing a majority of these things without even realizing it.
If you’re someone like me who is generally healthy and you watch what you eat and drink, then keep up the good work! If you are someone who doesn’t know where to begin, I have three SIMPLE daily habits that I keep to strengthen my immune system and fight off the ‘rona!
1. Exercise Regularly
My method for getting some exercise in most days of the week is…
1. Wake up before the toddler does.
2. Make it fun.
I’m a weirdo and I actually love waking up early for a morning jog/walk because it’s my time to think, get inspired, listen to great podcasts and see the sun rise. Find a time of day that works for you and most importantly, find a routine that you enjoy. Create some positive feedback loops in your brain and eventually you will think of exercise as a reward, not a punishment!
2. Get Quality Sleep
Also a no-brainer for someone like me because I love sleep. Unfortunately, I know a lot of people have trouble falling asleep. Screen time, work, stress and anxiety all play a role in preventing good sleep. Here are some steps that I take during my bedtime routine to ensure a good nights rest.
- My phone stays out of the bedroom!
- Read a book. This always helps me relax and get sleepy.
- Utilize the nighttime mode on your phone or computer to reduce blue light.
- Invest in some great bedding. I love our linens from Matteo Los Angeles.
3. Take Yo Vitamins
Since having a baby, eating enough veggies has been harder. The morning sickness I had, paired with cravings for childhood junk food really affected my appetite and pallet. I’m no longer the queen of Kale Salads, but I do my best. In moderation ;).
I drink Shakeology everyday to pack in some good protein, vitamins, antioxidants, adaptogens, and pre/probiotics. I feel better knowing that I started my day off on the right foot. Plus, it’s actually filling. I also notice I have better focus and mental clarity when I use it. (maybe from the mushroom powder?)
You can check out my link here if you are interested in trying it for yourself. Plus, if you aren’t happy with it, you can get a full refund even if you finish the entire bag.
Right now I’m working on a bag of the Cafe Latte flavor. I blend it with some ice, oatmilk, a teaspoon of almond butter and half of a frozen banana and viola! It tastes like a delicious and extremely healthy version of a Frappuccino.
So there you have it! I hope you can incorporate some healthy routines into your life so you can feel better and prevent yourself from getting sick!
Until next time,