2. Eat well.?Add antioxidants and immune boosting foods to your diet. Making it ?colorful? with berries, avocados, nuts, carrots and other veggies and fruits will give you a full plate of vitamins and minerals. And don?t forget to add natural vitamin C ? oranges are a great source but so are kiwis, red pepper and tomatoes.
3. Sleep.?When you?re mostly at home, there is really no reason why you can?t get 7-8 hours of sleep. Sleep helps reboot our systems, and it can help release cytokines, a protein that can help the immune system fight off infections.
4. Go outside if you can.?The sun not only gives you Vitamin D, but it can also lift your mood which is good for your body.
5. Decrease your stress.?Stress releases hormones that can impair our immune systems. Try to take a few minutes every day to do some deep breathing or meditation. Or listen to some calming music or listen to a podcast about something you enjoy. And turn off the news ? it can contribute to anxiety, especially with all that?s going on.
And make sure you socialize. Relationships are so important, and physical distancing does not have to mean emotional distancing. Reach out via Facetime, Skype, or Zoom to friends and family ? see their faces and talk to them.