While a big part of the world is under lock down and instructed for all the right reasons to keep distance and maintain good hygiene in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, there is very little said about how we can prepare our body to be better protected.

The simple answer is, immunity. The immune system is our body’s first line of defence against invaders. A strong immune system gives you strong natural protection and helps stay healthy.

Here are some tips to help you build your immunity and maintain your wellness during these uncertain times in some simple steps. 

Exercise regularly

Do what you can to keep yourself in shape. Many different diseases are prevented by staying fit such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, etc. Even during these days of having to remain indoors, there’s plenty of activities you can do to keep yourself active. Push-ups, sit-ups, and you can even get some cardio in with jumping jacks. Simple exercise can improve your immune system. There are many fun and simple exercises one can do in their own home, without going to a gym.

Sleep deeply

Sleep is when the body heals. Studies have shown that people become more susceptible to disease when they don’t get good sleep. Long-term lack of sleep also increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. A good 8 hours is all you need. And if you’re stuck at home like many of us, hopefully that’s coming easy. 

Sunlight

A little bit of sunlight goes a long way! Low levels of Vitamin D have been pinned as a contributor to respiratory illness. Get out into the sun for 10-15 minutes to help assure you’re making the Vitamin D that your health requires. If you can’t get outside, then a Vitamin D supplement will give you the D you need. 

Gut Health

A healthy gut is essential to our immune system. Up to 80 percent of our immune system resides in our belly. Foods such as yogurt or sauerkraut or tempeh have been fermented and have lots of good bacteria. These delicious foods help your digestive system stay healthy and balanced and are the source of your inherent immunity.  

Eat more fruits and vegetables 

Our bodies don’t create vitamins, we get them through our foods. Citrus, bell peppers, garlic, ginger, broccoli, turmeric, blueberries are just a few nutrient dense foods that our body loves.  They help you maintain a healthy immune system. Not only is your gut happy with these foods, but so is your immune system. 

Herbal Supplements

Taking Vitamin C and Zinc are tried and true ways of keeping your immune system functioning well. Protectival and Tonix-R are also fantastic herbal option to give you a special immunity edge. Protectival has been clinically tested and has been shown to empower the immune system. Tonix-R is a combination of 7 mushrooms and plants known for their health sustaining properties that support the immune system, combat fatigue and enhance your vitality.

 
Reduce Stress

With the changes happening all around us, the uncertainty that everyone is experiencing is natural. Activities such as yoga and qi-gong help us regulate stress and give your mind a much needed break. Mindfulness meditation for even just a few minutes can help us have a clearer mind and reduce cortisol levels. Now is also a perfect time to switch from coffee to green tea, which may regulate stress and anxiety by improving serotonin levels.

Now is the time to make changes in your life and bring in elements of preventative care. These simple tips can go a long way to getting you closer to your health goals.   

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