TO PROMOTE PERSONAL HEALTH
March 30, 2020
While there is no clear treatment - pharmaceutical, natural or otherwise - for this virus, standard recommendations for keeping the body healthy are particularly important. These strategies also support mental health.
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fibre-rich complex carbohydrates. Limit processed foods and free sugars.
Get sufficient moderate to vigorous physical activity, including cardiovascular movement, muscle, and bone-building activities, and flexibility.
While this can be tricky when in isolation, the internet is overflowing with excellent exercise videos that are fun for people of all ages.
Spring cleaning is active, dancing is active, gardening is active ... anything that you enjoy!
If you are not in mandated quarantine, getting outside (keeping physically away from others) is incredibly helpful for physical and mental health. While you are there, offer your recommitment to enabling the healing of our Earth.
Maintain your baseline medication and natural health product protocols; most people need supplemental vitamin D, which can help keep the immune system appropriately responsive. During this time when people are outside less, this becomes more important.
Mental health can be challenged during times of upheaval. It is important to recognize and navigate stress, sadness, and worry in a proactive way.
Practice meditation; there are an abundance of online tools that can help guide someone new to meditation.
Exercise, sleep, time outside, a healthy diet, and a sense of purpose all help to mitigate stress and mental health impacts
This doesn’t necessarily mean “productive;” this time can be used to discover and explore what you love. .
Think about how you can help others, now and going forward.
Use creative methods and technology to foster and maintain a social connection.