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7 Holistic Tips To Enhance Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Outbreak
With the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is surely an awakening experience on many levels. We are in unprecedented times, and it is common to feel helpless, as the majority of our nation follows Safer At Home guidelines.
Fortunately, there are some things we can do with ourselves to help us feel a little more in control during these uneasy pandemic times. One of these things is to help build your immune system. Not sure where to start? No worries. Our team has put together a list of the top 7 Holistic ways you can help to ensure your immune system functions at its best to help ward off sickness.
- Sleep; Rest Assured
Sleep is vital. Given enough of it, the body goes to work healing and balancing its systems. In fact, studies show that those who get at least 8 hours of sleep per night do not get sick as often as those who don’t, and when they do, they tend to heal faster.
- Stress Reduction – Let Us Show You The Ways!
It is well-documented that chronic stress weakens a person’s physical constitution. The great news is that there are many techniques one can use to relieve it. Here are just three:
Massage – Massage is a great stress reliever. It can soothe, lower blood pressure and reduce pain – just to name a few of many.
Acupuncture – There are many benefits to acupuncture, some of the leading ones include:
– Activating the release of pain-relieving endorphins
– Promoting circulation within the body
– Prompting production of chemicals in the body to decrease or eliminate pain
– Preventing and curing specific diseases and conditions
– Stimulates the body’s ability to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions
Meditation – it can calm and refresh you. Relaxing interludes of meditation practices may help lower your stress level and even improve your resistance to infection.
- Eat Well, Be Well
On the road to optimal health, your nutritional health is a key factor in achieving wellness.
Nutritious foods provide the essential building blocks your body needs. Compare that to a carpenter’s building materials: with the right materials, the resulting building is strong, while as with shoddy materials the building is weak and unreliable. Unlike a building, however, your body — including your immune system, can heal when it again receives the right building blocks.
- Herbs & Supplements
While foods contain most of the nutrition you need, supplements may provide specialized formulas to help boost your wellness. Herbs contain a host of natural micronutrients and when used correctly, can even offer support against disease and weakness.
When it comes to a Holistic approach, both of these combined, are great when it comes to Functional Medicine overall. They work with the body’s natural forces to correct imbalances in its key biological systems, which are at the root of all human disease.
- Exercise Your Rights… to Movement!
Movement is freedom. Exercise helps you preserve that freedom by increasing circulation and strengthening your bones, muscles, joints, organs and more. Appropriate amounts of exertion can improve everything from digestion, to your ability to sleep.
Hand-washing is key. Scientists found that washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds kills many germs and viruses – including coronavirus, while “washing” with water does not. Experts recommend using hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to soap and water.
- Less Smoking and Drinking
Taking in harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol thwarts the beneficial effects of your good nutrition and other healthy choices, weakening your ability to fight disease. When assaulted with these kinds of substances, your body must redirect precious internal resources toward damage control instead of maintaining or optimizing your fitness.
Take Care of Your Body Naturally!
At Holistic Vitality Center, we know that during these uncertain times many feel especially vulnerable. If you would like assistance improving your immune system naturally, or if you have other concerns, we invite you to turn to us. We offer an array of health care modalities dedicated to helping you feel better. Call our team at 919.848.3333 or visit holisticvitalitycenter.com today!