Friday, March 27, 2020
With coronavirus Covid 19 popping up all over the news and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and elsewhere, people are creating much anxiety in themselves, which is never good during either clear or uncertain circumstances.
An example of this is panic buying - which has been rife around the globe in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Customers have been stockpiling goods like hand sanitizer, bottled water, canned goods, paper towels and toilet paper in Rhode Island, and all over the world.
Psychologists explain this phenomenon as "retail therapy," defined as when, where, and what we buy to better manage our emotional state. Experts suggest that the answer may lie in a fear of the unknown and believing that dramatic events warrant a dramatic response - even though in this case covid 19, the best response to coronavirus is something as simple as washing your hands for 20 seconds.
What's more is that this anxiety to the covid 19 pandemic can actually weaken an immune system, making some people more susceptibility to infection and sickness. Here are a few tips and pointers to help you keep yourself healthy during these times.
Increasing your water intake will help you stay healthy and lessen the chance of you coming down with a sickness or virus. When you are feeling under the weather, drinking extra fluids prevents dehydration caused by fever, loosens mucus, and keeps your throat moist. Warm liquids are preferable, and there is some evidence that inhaling steam early in the course of a sickness may reduce the spread of viruses in your upper respiratory tract.
Not only can regular exercise lower stress, but research indicates that exercise can stimulate the immune system and promote healthy sleep. In a study reported in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, scientists found that modest exercise may prevent the elderly from getting colds and flu.
EAT A HEALTHY DIET RICH IN VITAMINS C AND E:
Foods containing these vitamins are believed to help support the immune system. Foods rich in vitamin E include sunflower and corn oils, sunflower seeds, and nuts such as almonds and peanuts. You can get your daily vitamin C from foods like orange juice, citrus fruits, broccoli, and green peppers. And make an effort to reduce your intake of concentrated sugar (e.g., soda, candy) because excessive sugar impairs the immune response.
GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP:
Lack of sleep may profoundly inhibit your immune system. Get a full night’s sleep to keep your body’s natural defenses at optimum efficiency.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY:
If you do come down with a sickness, take it easy. Spending excessive energy steals valuable resources from the immune system. Even attempting to perform normal activities at work or school may be too much. Besides, if you believe you’re coming down with something, the best thing you can do for friends and family is to not expose them unnecessarily to the virus.
USE THE POWER OF YOUR MIND TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY:
Physical fitness gets plenty of attention, and for good reason. A healthy body can help prevent conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, sicknesses, and more. However, you should not overlook the mind-body connection when it comes to keeping healthy. Find out how hypnosis can help you and your family create a powerful immunity to diseases, illnesses, sickness, and viruses like the Flu, the common cold, and coronavirus COVID-19.
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