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What you can do
Nothing is more important than keeping ourselves, our friends, families and communities healthy. Together we can do our part to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and other illnesses, especially to those at a higher risk due to age, compromised immunity, or pre-existing conditions. From practicing good hygiene to help boosting your immune system, here are some ways you can put your health first.
It’s important to stay up-to-date with government guidelines as the situation evolves. It’s equally important to be selective about where you get your news as panic or worry is known to create stress, which compromises immunity. The CDC provides a comprehensive overview of “What You Should Know."(external link)
Help Boost Your Immune System
Now more than ever, it’s essential to prioritize our health by helping our bodies better fight and recover from illness.
- Eat a nutrient-dense diet comprised of whole foods like meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains while avoiding sugar, refined grains, processed or packaged foods.
- Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to allow your body time to perform preventive maintenance, which helps bolster the immune system.
- Spend time outdoors to naturally help boost your vitamin D levels and/or consider supplementing with vitamin D + K2.
- Consider taking additional supplements proven to help support immunity such as a high-quality multivitamin, magnesium, omega-3s, vitamin C, elderberry or digestive enzymes.
Practice Good Hygiene
The best precautions we can take to prioritize our health continue to be ones grounded in good common sense.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. The temperature of the water does not appear to affect microbe removal.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs.
- Keep your hands away from your face to avoid the transfer of germs to other people or the environment.