Written By Paisley Hansen / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
As the pandemic rages on, your health couldn't be more important. It's easy to mistake a winter-induced runny nose for the virus, and every cough probably has you Googling "coronavirus symptoms" in a state of panic. Therefore, in addition to protecting yourself from COVID-19, you have to take care of your body in other ways too.
The good news is that there are lots of precautions you can take to ensure you stay healthy. Whether you're going into an office or working from home, every payday counts, and you don't want to be sick enough to miss one. Here are some things you can do to keep your immune system strong and bring you out of the winter healthy and optimistic.
1. Eat Healthily
Eating healthily doesn't mean cutting out all cookies and cakes, but it does mean not eating them for every meal. Whole, nutrient-rich foods go a long way in boosting your immune system and protecting you from sickness, and you need to have a colorful plate of fruits, veggies, carbs, and proteins every day in order to feel your best.
When you make healthy choices, your body is more capable of fighting diseases. If you do get sick, be it with the flu, coronavirus, or a common cold, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing internal inflammation will give you a better chance of recovering quickly.
2. Try a Supplement
Even if you're eating healthy, you won't get every vitamin every day. That's where supplements come in. While they're not intended to replace food, supplements hold various vitamins and minerals that you might not get in your daily diet such as fiber, vitamin C, vitamin D, and other protective substances.
One great choice is Vital Reds, which contain important ingredients such as thiamin and vitamins B6 and B12. In addition to adding power to your immune system, this supplement helps boost natural energy, promotes improved digestion, and supports skin health and appearance.
3. Wear a Mask
You never thought you'd be wearing a face mask to complete your everyday tasks, did you? You've heard it every day for almost 11 months now, but wearing a mask is essential in protecting you from illness.
Whether you're just popping into the grocery store or going to a yoga class, it's important to cover your mouth and nose with a mask so that germs can't push their way in. Plus, not only does a mask protect you, but it protects others as well; if you do have an illness, wearing a mask will prevent you from infecting others.
4. Wash Your Hands
Here's another thing you've heard over and over again: wash your hands! According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, washing your hands is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. When your hands are dirty and you touch your eyes, nose, and mouth - sometimes without even realizing it - you can put germs you've picked up from stores or restaurants into your body.
Germs from your unwashed hands can also be transferred to other objects such as kitchen appliances or railings for you or someone else to pick up later. The bottom line: make sure you wash your hands. It's a small task that makes a huge difference.
5. Stay Home When You Can
It's far less likely that you'll pick up germs in your own home than you will out and about. Of course, it's not possible to stay home all of the time, but it's helpful to cut down on trips that aren't absolutely essential. For example, if you're ordering dinner, get it delivered instead of picking it up from a restaurant. If you need a new pair of sweatpants, order them online instead of going to the mall.
Being sick is the worst. While it's never 100 percent impossible to prevent illness, it's important to take these steps in helping ensure a fever, cough, and sniffle-free winter.
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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, and growing young. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym. She loves hearing from readers so feel free to contact her through Facebook.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.