Health and Sickness in the Age of COVID

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This year didn’t go how many of us expected it to, and that is an understatement. When we counted down to the new year and celebrated the arrival of 2020, we did so with wide eyes looking toward a year full of promise. It didn’t take long for us to realize that many of the events, celebrations, and plans that we anticipated would have to get put on hold.

For some, they missed celebrations, graduations, weddings, holidays, and sporting events. Watching these happy moments pass while standing idly by has been disheartening. However, if you only missed celebrations this year, you can consider yourself lucky. Thousands of others were (and still are) faced with insurmountable health challenges brought upon by COVID-19. The widespread illness has changed the way we live each day, from working from home and online school to incorporating masks and hand sanitizer as part of our daily routines.

Looking ahead, we are still facing some uncertain times as we work through this health crisis. While we can’t control the way the pandemic will evolve, we can put a few habits into practice that can help keep ourselves and our families as safe and healthy as possible this winter, bolstering our immune systems and making healthy behavior the norm within our households.

Healthy Habits to Support Your Immune System

It is a common misconception that the immune system is one isolated entity that can be improved by taking vitamin C. It’s true that vitamin C is an immune-supporting ingredient, however, it is called an immune system for a reason: it is intricate and complex.

The human body is fascinating in the way that it integrates and overlaps many of our internal regulating systems, and that includes the immune system. You may be surprised to learn that your diet, level of physical activity, stress, and sleep routines all have a direct impact on the effectiveness of your immune system. To keep your system functioning optimally, consider adding some of the following habits to your daily routine:

  • Engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Working out impacts so much more than your waistline. When you engage in any activity that elevates your heart rate, you are helping to flush out stagnant toxins from your bloodstream and your lungs, optimizing the pace at which your internal defenses eliminate pathogens.
  • Get a full 8 hours of sleep every night. Getting a good night’s sleep sounds like a challenge, especially if you juggle multiple responsibilities throughout the day and have a hard time settling down at night. However, implementing a consistent sleep routine is one of the best things you can do for your health and general wellness.

If you create a sleep schedule where you go to sleep and wake up at approximately the same time each day, you can essentially train your body to engage in a predictable sleep/awake routine (circadian rhythm). This can result in a more restorative night’s sleep each time you lay your head on your pillow. You can improve your ability to fall asleep by minimizing your caffeine intake, putting away electronic devices at least an hour before bed, and avoiding foods high in sugar. Getting a good night’s rest on a regular basis allows your internal systems to recharge and heal themselves, helping your body delegate the energy it needs to support your immune system & its many functions.

  • Minimize stress and emotional fatigue. There is an extensive amount of research that draws irrefutable direct connections between stress and immune health. When one experiences high levels of stress, the body assigns less energy to support a properly functioning immune system as it works to support the body’s most essential functions in preparation for a crisis.

One of the easiest ways to settle the mind and improve your stress management process is to engage in relaxing activities, such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing. If you spend between five and ten minutes per day intentionally quieting your mind, focusing on your breath, and enjoying a peaceful moment, you can exponentially improve your stress response, leading to better emotional and physical health.

  • Consume several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants daily to maintain a healthy immune system. The body needs a wide array of nutrients, micro-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants every day to help the body perform at its peak. That’s why it is in your best interest to incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, and supplements to bolster your immune system, giving it the power to fight off any pathogens attempting to enter your system. An all-natural, vitamin-packed supplement like the Immune Support Capsules from Brain Body Health LLC is an excellent option to add to your daily routine. A perfect balance of wellness-evoking ingredients like elderberry, echinacea, vitamin C, zinc, and more, this type of natural supplement is an ideal addition to your day.

Your Wellness Advocates: Brain Body Health LLC

At Brain Body Health LLC, we worked tirelessly to offer a diverse range of beneficial wellness products to improve your everyday routine. In addition to our Immune Support Capsules, we also offer a generous inventory of CBD-infused wellness products designed to fit seamlessly into your life.

CBD, the all-natural hemp-derived ingredient, has been making waves in the wellness industry in recent years as consumers are finding the holistic, plant-based option to be more appealing than its chemical-infused drugstore counterparts. Because hemp-derived CBD is federally legal, safe to use daily, does not produce mind-altering side effects, and is non-addictive, it has become one of the most popular wellness products in the United States.

This winter, one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family is taking good care of your health and well-being. Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup, so you have to make an intentional effort every day to stay well – mind and body.

If your health and wellness goals include adding a dependable, long-lasting CBD product into your routine (or a CBD-free Immune Support Capsule), look no further than Brain Body Health LLC. We offer superior quality, broad-spectrum, THC-free CBD products to help you achieve all of your health and wellness goals, and especially now, being healthy is more important than ever.

Visit our website today for more information, and stay well!

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