COVID-19 stress on top of everyday stress can cause health problems, financial worries, worsening of mental health, changes in eating and sleeping, and an overall rise in worry. Among the pandemic has been political tensions, racial prejudice, and unemployment spikes. How can we have this year be one of not just trial and tribulation, but one of learning and growth?
Here are five takeaways from the emotional toll of 2020:
CREATE TIME FOR YOUR HEALTH:
Life continues forward at a rapid pace, even during a pandemic: bills, school, work, family, loss. Adding a pandemic and political strife, our bodies are overwhelmed with stress, and the emotional toll is being seen in various ways. Stress is a function of survival, triggering our fight, flight, or freeze responses. These responses cause real changes in our body and too much too often can cause a myriad of health issues. Making time for your health may feel impossible, but if you don’t take the time to take care of your health, your body will make you take the time. Before COVID, my travel schedule kept me on the road with over 35 trips a year. Being home more has allowed me to do the things that create a positive change in my life, like eating healthier and taking the time to exercise, and I’m now down 40 lbs. Many have flipped the script to improve during these difficult times. Create a plan to care for your health by eating well, exercising often, and prioritizing sleep.
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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WASH AND DRY OUR HANDS?
The important thing is to wash our hands carefully using soap and water for at least 30 seconds. The way in which we choose to dry our hands is comparatively less important, but, according to a recent study there may be benefit in choosing paper towel over electric hand dryer.
The World Needs Us To Take Effective Action
The organic and natural health industry has a story to tell. It’s about health and wellness. It’s about empowering people to own their health outcomes using food, lifestyle choices, and nutritional supplementation. Many of us in the industry believe that we have an obligation to the Earth; that we must have a healthy planet to ensure the health of people. Our collective contribution has never been more important as we face today’s challenges.
TSA'S TIPS FOR FLYING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
If you must fly, here are some tips from the Transportation Security Administration for traveling during the pandemic.
THE 5 PILLARS OF PERFECT HEALTH
INNER BALANCE BUILDING STRONGER MIND-BODY CONNECTIONS
Not sleeping well? Your immune system could be to blame.
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you find yourself frequently falling ill or feeling under the weather? Well, those two things could actually be related! Your immune system is more active at night, which is why melatonin, your sleep hormone, is associated with protecting you from viruses, cancer and more. Good sleep is empowering to your immune system. Unfortunately, if you have some chronic issues such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins that put stress on your immune system, they can interrupt your sleep and defeat your best efforts to attain good quality sleep.
HOW TO PREVENT PREMATURE
Pomegranate has been called an antioxidant superstar. In fact, researchers have confirmed that pomegranate has three times the antioxidant power of red wine and green tea.
STOP THE COVID STRESS SPIRAL
HOW TO CALM YOURSELF DOWN WHEN IT ALL GETS TO BE TOO MUCH PANDEMIC STRESS ISN’T JUST IMPACTING FRONTLINE WORKERS; IT HURTS ALL OF US.
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