Life is somewhat alien at the minute and with the lack of routine throwing healthy habits out the window, it might be hard to keep on top of things.
Finding it difficult to exercise, sleeping pattern all over the place, reaching for the takeaway menu far too regularly? These are all the hallmarks of isolation giving you a kick that you don’t deserve…
So, we’ve decide to put together some handy tips to give your immune system a boost and get you back on track…
1. Stay Topped Up With Water
Staying hydrated is crucial in regulating body temperature and maintaining bodily functions. Not only is it important to hydrate whilst exercise, but it is essential to keep topped up with water to support our microbiomes and immune system to ensure that we naturally flush out any toxins to help our digestive system work more efficiently.
2. Exercising At Home
Exercise can not only improve your physical health but it can also improve your mental state. Exercise is well known to keep your immune system strong, relieve stress and make you feel happy, which is especially important during these uncertain times. Remember to use the space that you have around you, even if you don’t have a garden to exercise in, you can use your living room for yoga or pilates.
Struggling to find exercises that you can do at home? Click the Home Workout Hub for some amazing ideas on how to keep active!
3. Get Plenty of Sleep
Getting at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night is important to keep your immune system working effectively to fight off bad bacteria. Getting the right amount of rest each night can help you keep your daily routine feeling somewhat normal.
4. Remember to Power Off
The majority of us have now switched from our normal office environment to a home working space, sometimes it can be difficult to put down your work and fully power off…
Remember to take much needed mental breaks through the day and especially at night. Make sure you set some time aside by taking a walk, practicing some mindfulness exercises or unwind by getting away from your computer screen to read a book.
5. Eat Well And Get Your Vitamins!
Grabbing your fix of vitamin C and D are extremely important for your immune function, especially vitamin C, which is found in all kinds of fruit and veg, such as: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, orange juice, papaya, peppers, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes.
With all this time spent inside, it often leads to a deficiency of vitamin D with the lack of sunlight. So it is important to consume vitamin D through food sources including oily fish, eggs, and mushrooms.
Stay tuned for more useful tips on how to stay healthy during isolation…