Keeping ourselves healthy is vital especially now that we are now on the 26th day of the Enhanced Community Quarantine. Physical and mental health must always be in tiptop shape not only for yourself but for your family members and pets as well. Read on to tips listed below on how to boost your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keep hydrated and eat nutritious food.
Staying well hydrated is one of the ways to fight against infections. You can add slices of lemon to your plain water for a refreshing boost. Stay away from carbonated drinks, now that you have plenty of time you can make different fruit juices for your kids to enjoy too. Drinking ample amounts of water is needed not only during the quarantine period but on a daily basis.
We all know that veggies and fruits contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that our body needs. Sources of vitamin C for instance are lemon and oranges. The most needed fiber that we need for a healthy diet can be found in green leafy vegetables. As much as possible, do not rely on eating canned goods that you have stocked up. Cook healthy meals.
Though we can obtain minerals and vitamins from fruits and vegetables that we eat. Health officials still recommend to take ascorbic acid with zinc or multivitamins to help boost our immune system.
Don’t be a couch potato. Take regular breaks from sitting or lying in bed. Stand up, stretch and go for a quick walk.
Teach your children how to clean the house, not only that they will learn chores but it will make their body move too. You may also do exercise routine like dancing as a family, just set the time so most of the family members can join.
Remember exercise benefits both the mind and body.
Get enough sleep
Now that we are only staying at home, we have all the time to get that much needed sleep that we’ve been deprived during working days. Get 7-8 hours of sleep to stay healthy and function well throughout the day.
The news about the global pandemic is really stressful. You can still stay informed about what’s happening around you by minimizing watching the news every now and then.
Be productive, read those books that you bought from the recent Big Bad Wolf Books sale, or you can watch your most loved Korean Drama series and movies from Netflix. Do not let anxiety and paranoia eat you, give yourself a break. Enjoy bonding with your family.
Just stay home for the meantime and let us all stay safe. Remember to always wear mask when you get out and bring along your hand sanitizer with you at all times.