We are truly living in uncertain times. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone from our families, to our jobs, to our schools, to those who are on the front lines in health care. In just a few weeks we have witnessed how the world we once knew has been dramatically altered. Almost everything in our daily life has been changed—how we work, the way we shop, even our interactions with others.
As Covid-19 has continued to spread in the U.S. and around the world, you have probably heard or read standard precautionary measures to prevent its spread such as, washing hands often, properly covering sneezes and coughs, and self-quarantining if sick. As the death toll continues to climb, travel bans, curfews, social distancing and more has been added. Despite these prudent measures, health officials believe the virus may continue to spread rapidly.
It is for this reason that looking at dealing with this epidemic from another angle may also be helpful. Since many of the people who have succumbed to this virus have been elderly and/or have had underlying health problems, having a strong immune system could be beneficial in staying healthy and/or recovery from the virus if it is contracted.
Immune System Support
As of this writing, 86,675 people worldwide have recovered from Covid-19.* There is hope! With this in mind here are some strategies that have been shown to support a healthy immune system:
- Plant-based nutrition
- Regular exercise
- Plenty of water
- Sunlight (without sunglasses)
- Proper rest
- Aovid sugary foods
- Avoid tobacco products and alcohol
Whether trying to avoid becoming ill from Covid-19 or some other health challenge, having a strong immune system is always our best and first defense. So why not begin implementing these strategies today!