There's no question about what the top news story is at the moment!
I'm doing my best to keep away from the panic surrounding coronavirus. How about you?
I thought I'd share a few common sense ideas on how to help yourself and your family stay healthy and calm.
If you feel you need a bit more support at the moment, then I can help with that too. You can read about my immune boosting and panic-reducing homeobotanical blend below.
1. Eat well to support your immune system
Your immune system is what keeps you healthy and able to fight off a virus.
A healthy digestive system keeps your immune system healthy.
Here are some simple, everyday things that you can do to help. To be honest we should all be doing these things all the time anyway!
2. Stay calm to support your immune system
You might have read my recent post about fight-flight versus rest & digest. It explained how stress affects your body.
When you're stressed your body goes into fight-flight mode.
It stops doing the things that aren't essential at that moment to keep you alive.
Digestion and immunity are two of the things that get 'turned off'.
If you stay stressed or anxious, they stay turned off. So taking steps to avoid getting caught up in the current panic is really important.
I know that this can be easier said than done.
If you haven't already done it now is a really good time to turn the news notifications off on your phone. It's also a good idea to avoid watching too much news, especially before bed.
If you are finding it hard to avoid getting caught up in the panic then you might want to try the homeobotanical blend I talk about below.
If you would like some ideas about how to move from the fight-flight panic mode to the rest and digest calm mode, here are some links you might like to check out and here.
3. Sleep to support your immune system
I feel a bit like a broken record as I am always talking about the importance of sleep. But it's because it's true!
Sleep is when your body heals and restores itself.
I'm sure you are well aware that when you are anxious and worried it is much more difficult to get a good nights sleep.
I have shared lots of sleep tips in the past which you might like to remind yourself of here.
The key thing to remember is that you need to help your body get ready for sleep. Here are a few things you can try adding to your evening: