Ways To Boost Your Immunity During These Times

It’s a stressful time for communities. There has never been a more important time to focus on your health and well being, so that you can not only sustain yourself but also those around you.

Here are some ways you can look after yourself at the moment:

 
GET OUTSIDE

Being out in the bush and in nature is a good place to be right now. Fresh air, Vitamin D,and away from the rat race have all been proven to have exceptional health benefits. Here are 11 scientific benefits of being outdoors

 

EAT WELL

It is no secret that nutrition plays a big part in your immune system strength. A simple rule of thumb is to minimise processed foods (anything made in a factory), eat a balanced amount of fruit,veg, protein and carbs, and include as many colours in your meals as possible!

Mother Nature is very clever, she produces the food that we need the most for each season (ie- citrus fruits packed with vitamin C in Winter, water and electrolyte packed fruits in Summer). Eating foods in season is not only cheaper but is good for ultimate gut health due to the year round variety and balance. Read more about seasonal eating here https://ohmyveggies.com/a-beginners-guide-to-seasonal-eating/

 

MINIMISE STRESS 

Stress and mental health plays a huge part in our immunity strength. Now more than ever its really important focus on your stress levels and out into practice some ways to reduce stress and improve/maintain your mental health,here are some proven and effective practices:

Exercise– Moving your body releases endorphins, boosting your serotonin and therefore your immunity.

Being Outside – A lack of Vitamin D has been proven to have significant medical and psychological consequences. The major source of vitamin D is natural sunlight, so the more you can get outside, especially in the colder months, the better!

Meditation– Being able to switch off inner and outer noise through mediation has huge benefits. Training your brain to be in the present moment instead of stressing about tomorrow has huge mental health benefits and equips you for dealing with stress better.

Stay Connected- Call a friend, go for a walk with someone and a chat, practising social distancing doesn’t mean you cant connect safely and responsibly with others                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 We encourage you to join us for a day out in nature…. with respect to ‘social distancing’ at the moment there is no better way than to get outside into open spaces with small groups of people for some exercise, fresh air, sunlight and yummy food.

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