5 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick This Spring
How to Avoid Spring sickness
With COVID-19 on the rise, it is more important than ever to adopt healthy habits, even in the springtime. Here are five things you can start doing right now to help you and your kiddos stay healthy all year long.
Tip #1: Exercise
Research shows that individuals that are more active are less likely to get sick and even if they do, they often have mild symptoms. Working out or even going on a walk for thirty minutes every day can be extremely beneficial to your health.
Start today with these simple, certified-trainer approved beginner moves you can do at home.
Tip #2: Eat healthy
One way to give your immune system a boost is to eat more fruits & veggies! Instead of avoiding unhealthy foods during special events, try to eat immune-boosting foods before or afterwards. Immune-boosting foods include almonds, lemons, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Kiddos not a huge fan of veggies? Consider these delicious recipes with sneaky veggies!
Tip #3: Get enough sleep
Aside from drinking loads of water and eating healthy, it is SO important to get enough rest. Sleep allows your body and brain to rest while increasing your immune system. The more sleep you get, the more likely you are to fight off sicknesses, so get those zzzz’s mama (and yes, we know it’s hard with a million things to do, but please, please, please, try to get some rest!).
Tip #4: Reduce your stress level
Living in quarantine and working from home has known to cause a lot of stress and more stress = compromised immunity and a higher likelihood of illness! It is SO important to take the time to check in with yourself, as limiting stress can keep your body strong. Whether it’s logging out of social media or going for a walk, try to do something for yourself at least once per day.
Bonus tip - add in a daily probiotic to boost immunity - our bars survive 10x more effectively than yogurt-based strains and don’t need to be refrigerated (perfect for outdoor, on-the-go adventures).
Tip #5: Wash your hands
Research shows that washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to fight off bacteria or viruses. It is also important to use a generous amount of soap to ensure it gets all over your hands, beneath your fingers and underneath your fingernails.
How long should you scrub for? Doctors suggest scrubbing for at least twenty seconds before rinsing!
Now that you have taken the necessary steps to refrain from getting sick, you are now healthy and free to enjoy the springtime - enjoy it!