The year 2020 brought with it one of the worst pandemics in all of history. A couple of years later, we are still facing unprecedented times. That is why, now more than ever, it is important to take steps to keep you as healthy and vibrant as possible! Here are some easy tricks and tips to help keep you and your family from getting sick!
What you eat plays a vital role in your immune system – whether the nutrients you are putting in your body are helping you or harming you. As a rule of thumb, leafy greens like spinach and kale, healthy fats such as avocado and nut butter, and proteins such as chicken and eggs work to keep your body in optimal shape. These are called macronutrients and help to make up a well-balanced diet: carbs, protein, and fats.
It is also important to keep in mind micronutrients that are found in foods like fish and vegetables.
For more information on macronutrients and micronutrients check out this page.
Working out helps to keep your body functioning properly! Daily exercise can keep your weight at a healthy level which reduces the risk of serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and cancers. Most serious diseases leave you with a compromised immune system, so ensuring you are including physical activity in your day-to-day life can help keep your immune system running at its best!
Exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, and dancing help your cardiovascular system. This kind of physical activity is easy to do as it is convenient and doesn’t require any equipment. It has been recommended to try and work in at least 10,000 steps a day if possible.
Visiting your healthcare provider, even when you are not visibly ill, is incredibly important! Establishments such as The Institute of Natural Health take a patient-oriented approach when it comes to their treatment. They also focus on preventative, natural remedies to keep you healthy.
If you do not have an established healthcare provider, it is strongly recommended you do so. Preventative treatment has the potential to save your life, and it is definitely worth an annual visit for the whole family.
It is not just physical health, doctor’s visits, or nutrition that help keep you healthy – your mental health is just as important. You can improve your mental health by getting quality sleep – at least 6-8 hours each night. Journaling and reading self-help books can also help keep your mental health in check. Lastly, there are mental health professionals who can help guide you with your mental health treatment – whether it be for depression, anxiety, addiction, or any other ailments of the mind.
We hope you and your family are staying healthy this year!