Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month or so, you know that all of us need to do everything in our power to stay as healthy as possible right now.
It’s the best thing we can do for ourselves, our family members, and strangers we’ll encounter when we have to leave our houses for essential business and errands.
These 9 habits are recommended by people who rarely get sick and we think all of us should incorporate them into our routines.
Stay healthy out there!
1. Positivity is key.
It can be easy for anyone to get into the pattern of negative thinking, but maintaining a positive attitude is crucial to your health.
Our mental and physical states are linked and studies have shown that being optimistic can influence the outcome of diseases to their longevity. That’s pretty incredible!
2. Let’s get it on.
Yes, having sex is important for your health! It’s a lot of fun and relieves stress, so you know it’s good for the mind, body, and soul. And it can help boost your immune system.
What are you waiting for?!?!
3. Don’t be a germaphobe.
Yes, right now it is obviously crucial that we all practice social distancing, wash our hands regularly, and basically don’t touch anyone that doesn’t live in our house with us.
BUT, you don’t want to go overboard with cleanliness. One doctor says, “Good bugs are essential for our health and immunity as they keep our microbiome and our immune system functioning optimally. Exposure to all kinds of bacteria is how we build an immune system that is balanced and strong.”
Just don’t overdo it!
4. Hit the gym.
Just like getting outside into the great wide open, it’s important to hit the gym. Working out may actually influence the way your body responds to infections.
One study showed that people who DID NOT exercise regularly had a better chance of catching the common cold than those who did hit the gym routinely.
5. Change it up.
It’s very important to change the towels in your bathroom and your kitchen every two to three days.
Hand towels are more likely to have germs because multiple people use them daily. Also, change your sheets and pillowcases if anyone in your household is sick.
6. It’s your friend!
I’m talking about kale, people. Kale is full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which is good for fighting against things in the body that damage cells and weaken the immune system.
Load up on as many veggies as possible! They’re good for you!
7. Make it green.
Green tea can help your chances of not getting a virus at all or of reducing the duration of a virus, should you get sick.
Green tea has antioxidants that block the phases of infection of your cells, thereby weakening any virus that is attacking your system.
I’d say that’s a good thing…
8. Come on, be happy.
Getting together with friends and family members usually leads to laughter and happiness, which is good for your overall health. If you’re constantly surrounded by negativity and stress, it is damaging to your overall health.
So be sure to make time to spend with the ones who make you feel good!
9. Yogurt is king.
I have to say, I’m really not a fan of yogurt at all but I eat it because I know it’s good for me.
Yogurt has probiotics which can help you from getting sick, which is the goal of all this, right? These probiotics help regulate the good and bad bacteria in your gut, which is crucial for your overall health.
So keep all of these in mind and do your best to stay healthy out there!
If you have any other great tips, please share them with us in the comments.