Happy March everyone! Can anyone else believe that spring is right around the corner?! I'm sure excited to have warmer weather coming soon! However, we're still experiencing the tail end of the winter season, and with that means still the constant presence of bacteria and viruses (although let's be honest, those are around us all year round).
Right now, there is a lot of talk around the coronavirus and its impending spread across our country. There is a lot of hysteria and panic surrounding this, thanks to the mainstream media. I know several blogs have already been written on maintaining your health during the winter season, but I just wanted to emphasize again that YOU can take charge of your health. YOU have influence over your immunity. Can we necessarily prevent ourselves from never getting sick? No, but you can surely take steps to decrease the length and severity of your illness.
1. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Have I emphasized that enough? Wash your hands. This will cut down on the transmission of bacteria and viruses, and dramatically decrease the chance that an illness spreads to you.
2. Vitamins A, C, and D are phenomenal when it comes to helping your body's immune system. Have a stock of these on hand for when you are sick, or proactively take them. I highly recommend taking Vit D no matter what, since we are likely to be deficient living here in Montana.
3. Sleep. Getting 8 hours of sleep is ideal. Your body heals when you rest and not getting enough sleep is a sure way to run down your body's defenses.
There are other ways to help your body's immune systems (check out previous blog posts for more details if you are curious), but these are three that will help you stay vital and healthy. Not to mention, they are pretty simple to do!
Stay healthy (and calm ;) ), my friends!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,