“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” ~ Christopher Robin to Winnie the Poo
How to Thrive During the Crisis – Coronovirus Life Strategies
Our lives have been disrupted in the last few weeks. We are experiencing a “new normal” that most of us have never seen. The majority of us have nothing to worry about, but the idea is that we should protect the vulnerable who do not have robust immune systems. Many adults and kids are at home, as schools and businesses are closed for now. So, what are you supposed to do? Life must go on. We can do much more than survive, we can thrive. The biggest concern, of course, is our collective health. Everyone should decide how much they should restrict contact with others, based on their age and the strength of their immune system. If you are staying home, this is a perfect opportunity to address your health and take really good care of yourself.
Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System
You don’t have to stay inside. The weather is mostly nice, so one of the best things you can do is go outside and take a walk. You will get fresh air and Vitamin D from the sunshine. Viruses don’t like sunlight and fresh air. You can team up with a family member or walk with a friend or neighbor, maintaining a safe distance. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, exercise inside. You can walk or jog in place, do stretches, Yoga, stationary bicycle, weights, or the Pro-lordotic exerciser from here. There are all kinds of exercise classes online. Put on some music and get busy!
- Nutrition: Now is a great time to eat healthier. Most of us will be eating at home more, so increase your intake of salads, vegetables, fruits, and homemade soups. Try that new Kale salad recipe. Eat more garlic, onions, turmeric, and ginger. Drink a lot of water.
- Exercise is a great boost to your immune system, short and long-term. It also helps your mood and outlook on life! Go for 30 minutes/day, more if you can! Regular exercisers just don’t get sick as often.
- Enjoy Family Time: Get out the board games, puzzles, read, watch movies, and get everyone involved.
- Virtual Tours: The Louvre, the National Museum of Natural History in New York, Boston’s New England Aquarium, The Berlin Philharmonic, the Vatican Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and so much more.
- Stay Connected: Reach out to family and friends by whatever means works for you! This is where our technology is helpful. If you are dealing with an older person, just pick up the phone and check-in.
- Check on your neighbors who are elderly or immune challenged, even if you don’t know them well. See what they need. Maybe they just need to chat.
- Stay Positive: Practice mindfulness and meditation. Be grateful for what you have. There is a great, free app called “Insight Timer” that can help.
- Get Adjusted! We will be here for you to help support healthy immune function. See our previous blog posts on how chiropractic care has helped many people get well and stay well for over 100 years. We are taking extreme precautions to keep the office clean and safe.
I believe that something good will come of this health crisis. Our country has been split apart for too long. It’s time to come together to work for the good of all and to focus on what is really important in life. We can all do our part and we can thrive!
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