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Weathering the COVID-19 Storm


First, I’d like to take a moment to cheer for our front-line providers. Medical professionals, their support systems, and everyone else who helps keep hospitals up and running during the difficult season that we’re all living through. I can’t thank them enough for unselfishly putting our health ahead of their own!

Staying healthy and well during this pandemic has been a challenge!

Like most I initially encountered difficulties shopping for food and disinfecting products. Adjusting to staying mostly at home days on end and the loss of physical social interaction of family and friends have also been tough.

But I decided early on to try to do as much as possible to make the most of all of the time at home and to come out of this strange season in a good healthy place.

Some of the changes that I’ve made are, I’ve begun morning meditation. Meditation has given me a better sense of calm and focus. I use the “Insight Timer” App https://insighttimer.com/. It’s free and offers a huge selection of meditation options.

Another move that I’ve made recently is to add vitamin supplements to boost my immune system. I’ve added vitamins C, D3, and E to my regular multi-vitamin regiment. I found this article on The Doctor’s Health Press, written by Jan Yaneff, CNP, very informative Best Vitamins to Boost Your Immune System I’m not a physician, so please don’t make any changes to your health routine based on my information. I’d advise you to have a discussion with your medical professional as I did with mine. I’ve taken multiple vitamins for most of my adult life and I noticed that during the periods when I didn’t take them, I came down with more colds. So, to me, boosting my multiple vitamins with a few supplements makes sense. Here is the multivitamin that I’ve been taking for years. Women's Once Daily. It’s organic, vegan, and very easy to digest.

It’s also important to get enough sleep. Sleep is one of the corner stones of maintaining overall good health. But it can be elusive, especially during this time of uncertainty. I found this article by the National Sleep Foundation helpful in combating the sleeplessness that I experienced at the onset of the pandemic. https://www.sleep.org/articles/sleep-better-when-stressed/

Other things that I’ve tried to focus on during this season are eating nutritiously; the “COVID Bump” is real. I’ve tried to stay away from packaged foods and choose real food instead and I’ve tried to stay as active as possible. I walk every day, and occasionally take an online yoga class.

I believe that we will get through this Pandemic. In the meantime, we should follow the safety guidelines that have been provided to us, take good care of ourselves and each other, and practice kindness. We’re all in this together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings and peace,


Bev

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