Prioritizing Health is Self Care! :)

Irrespective of any problems or challenges one is facing, we are now struggling with a common issue of COVID-19. All of a sudden everyone has paused their daily busy routine and have begun to focus on themselves. Everyone is now washing hands regularly and practicing self care to the highest possible manner. With this change in routine many companies have granted permission to their employees to work remotely aka work from home. There is panic and stress surrounding us. We should stand and support each other in this phase of uncertainty.

Our generation has been so time oriented that we add all the appointments in our calendars. We like to schedule ahead with a specific target to be achieved in that particular time frame. When things don’t go as planned we tend to panic and we do not accept the uncertain events. We need to learn to stay calm and embrace the situation to find the hidden mystery in this uncertainty.

Apart for the instruction of washing hands regularly, we should focus to build our immune system much stronger for resistance. Since most of us have been home, we can try simple home remedies (Ayurveda) to keep ourselves healthier. A balanced diet is the core foundation of staying healthy. It’s never too late for switching to healthy eating options. There are easily available ingredient in our kitchen. These can be included in our appetite to build a strong immune system.

We should add foods which are all rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Zinc & Selenium.

  • Fruits – papaya, dried dates, orange.
  • Nuts & Oilseeds – almonds, sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds.
  • Spices – garlic, ginger, parsley, mint leaves, turmeric, cinnamon.
  • Vegetables – carrots, bell peppers, celery, sweet potato.
  • Grains – lentils, beans, black eye peas.
  • Whole eggs

In order to boost your immunity, we need to first ensure that we don’t have a deficiency of any single nutrient. Vitamin D, B12, Iron are some of the most common deficiencies right now. Taking the following supplements daily of Vitamin C , Vitamin D, Zinc for the next 2-3 weeks to keep your immunity up.

Drinking tea can be another way to boost your endurance. Lemon ginger tea is a simple, soothing, and effective immune booster that you can make in just a few minutes. Ginger is known for its medicinal properties, including a high level of antioxidants. Lemon contain high levels of vitamin C and all of which will enhance your immunity. In short, a warm cup of lemon ginger tea is an effective (and tasty) way to boost your immune system and keep you feeling healthy.

Sleeping patterns also have a huge impact on our immunity system. Make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep regularly. The body needs rest so that it can function properly. Avoid staying awake during sleeping hours. Listen to your body.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

Buddha

Take that extra care towards loving yourself a little more. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Its never too late to focus on self care. More in the next blog! Stay tuned.

Be Safe. Stay healthy and strong! 🙂

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