COVID-19: Healthy Steps One Can Take to Boost Immunity
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting a large aspect of people's lives. You may be wondering if there is anything you can do to protect yourself. Keeping your body healthy is the number one thing you can do. This applies to normal circumstances but especially now. Here are some simple and healthy steps you can take to boost your immunity.
Eat Healthy – Eating a balanced diet that includes foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help increase your immune function.
Stay Active – Daily exercise is a great way to maintain a healthy weight and prevent many chronic conditions and can also increase your immunity. While you may be limited in terms of what you can do around the house, simple things such as taking a short walk or a quick cardio exercise can help.
Take Multivitamins – especially ones that contain Vitamin D, Vit C and Elderberry.
Reduce Stress – Another aspect that one should keep in mind is maintaining your mental health. Finding ways to keep a positive outlook and reducing stress can be a way to boost your immunity. Reducing stress can be as simple as doing something you enjoy around the house, such as reading a book, cooking a meal with your family, or mindful deep breathing.
Get A Good Night's Sleep – You should try to get a good night's sleep as often as possible to keep your immune system in good shape. Try to avoid eating late, or distractions at night that can make it more difficult to fall asleep. Reducing stress can also be a part of it, as being stressed can make it more difficult to sleep at night. Turning off electronics two hours before bedtime helps our brains settle, or considering wearing orange glasses that tune out blue light.
You should find time to maintain your oral health as well, as it's important to maintain your health in every way possible. A healthy diet goes a long way in keeping your teeth healthy, as does avoiding sugary snacks and drinks. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. You can also use a fluoride rinse, as an added step to maintain your oral health.
By practicing these healthy steps you can boost your immunity. Dr. Rosemarie Márquez and staff want you to be safe and healthy. Follow recommendations and stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings and practice social distancing and you can do your part to keep yourself healthy and reduce the number of cases.