How to practice healthy living during COVID-19
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many patients have asked us if we are currently open and how they can keep themselves and their families safe.
As for the first question, yes, we are still open. Prior to the presentation of COVID-19, we followed, and continue to follow, the recommended guidelines to clean and disinfect our treatment tables and clinic. We want to do our part in the healthcare community to take the load off of the nurses,doctors, and emergency rooms for cases that we may be of assistance in.
What can you do to stay healthy? I think a lot of you already know the answer to that question.
Wash your hands. Yes, we are telling you that again. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth (unless you just washed your hands), especially if you have been out and about.
Eat healthy. A good immune system starts with a healthy gut. Reduce sugars. Eat lean meat,healthy fats, fruits and plenty of vegetables. There are micro nutrients in food that have been shown to increase the immune system which include (but not limited to):
· B6 - avocado, brown rice, carrots, fish, fortified cereal,hazelnut, pork, chickpeas, seeds, spinach.
· Vitamin E (Sunflower seeds and oil, almonds, avocado, peanuts,spinach).
· Vitamin C (Tomatoes, citrus fruit, sweet potato, green, yellow,red peppers, broccoli, kiwi fruit, spinach, cabbage, strawberries)
· Magnesium (dark leafy greens, whole wheat, legumes, nuts,seeds).
· Zinc (Tofu, hemp seeds, lentils, Oysters, beef shank, Alaskan king crab, turkey (dark meat), oatmeal, Shiitake mushrooms.
Get good sleep. Your body needs that time to recover and restore for the next day and good sleep may play a role with our immune system.
Exercise. Exercise is beneficial for the cardiovascular system, helps blood pressure, is good for weight control and preventing a variety of diseases. There are many ideas of what exercise can do. It is thought, a brief increase in body temperature may make it more difficult for some bacteria to grow and, much like a fever, help fight infection. White blood cells and antibodies may circulate more rapidly, possibly allowing the body to detect illness earlier. Exercise slows the release of stress hormones and lower stress hormones maybe related to decreased illnesses.
Manage stress properly. There are studies linking the immune system and stress. Art, exercise,meditation; whatever brings you peace and grounds you, go ahead and do it.
Remember, good health starts with you and your choices can make a profound difference.
Yours in health,
Paloma Chiropractic and Massage
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