Updated: Mar 27, 2020
Being stuck at home doesn't mean doing nothing, it's a great opportunity to do what you can to strengthen your immune system. Below are my top 10 things that I'm doing and hope that it helps you too.
#10 Drink Plenty of Water- drinking water can be the cure your body needs. Many of us are dehydrated which lowers our immune system. Water replenishes while releasing toxins.
#9 Monitor Your Diet - make sure you are aware of how your body feels after eating certain foods. This may even include keeping a food journal. I personally subscribe to an anti-inflammatory diet which includes garlic, ginger, leafy greens, and berries.
#8 Exercise- move your body, give your body the strength it needs. Healthy people are active people. Start with a minimum workout you can do at home then increase to 30 minutes every other day. If you find a hobby you love to do like walking, running, dancing, swimming, or cycling it becomes less about exercise and just movement you enjoy.
#7 Laugh- studies show laughing everyday was cited to help heal people with life threatening illnesses.
#6 Get Enough Sleep- rest does the body good. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your body is rest. Think more rest and less stress. Research suggest that getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep has healing benefits. Do you know how much sleep your body needs? I personally do well with 8.5 hours of sleep. This includes a 15 to 30 minute cat- nap during the day.
#5 Affirmations- keeping a positive mindset is good for your health. Use affirmations to keep a positive vibration which gives you more chance of a stronger immune system.
#4 Skin Care- don't forget to treat your skin well after steaming that face, hair, and nails add a little olive oil a natural immunity booster.
#3 Epsom Salt Bath- Relaxation is so important. Try a Lavender or Pink Himalayan bath and see how your body feels after.
#2 Vitamins -vitamin d, c, and b's - iron if needed all benefit your immune system. Taking a multivitamin aids to combat any deficiencies. However, always consult your doctor before beginning any new supplements.
#1 Stillness -stillness is being introspective, meditating, prayer, listening to your body, doing absolutely nothing without guilt, watching the sunset, taking deep breaths, sitting still by the ocean and listening to waves; just to name a few.
At the time of this writing the world is dealing with a pandemic, a time of uncertainty. Stillness is the #1 thing we can do to boost our immune system because in that stillness God will talk and we must have the courage to listen.
Just in case you skipped to the bottom here is a final recap of the top 10 self-care practices to boost your immune system while at home. Try any of them below and I'd love to know which one helped you the most.
10. Drink Plenty of Water
9. Monitor Your Diet
6. Get Enough Sleep
4. Skin Care
3. Epsom Salt Bath
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P.S I'm sending you a virtual hug. Trust that "This too shall pass"!