There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, now labelled as COVID-19. There is also a lot of misinformation circulating about how to protect yourself and remain healthy. Best practice tells us to follow good hygiene such as thoroughly washing hands, not touching your face, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, isolating yourself if unwell and then seeking medical advice.
According to medical experts there are things, however, that you can do to also strengthen your immunity and boost your body's response to viral infections.
Among the things listed are:
Nutrition - improve your nutrition. Give your body the things it needs to repair, enhance and recover. See our nutritional products and research pages for immune boosting ideas.
Exercise - moderate exercise strengthens the body, kick starts the immune system, improves circulation and general well being.
Sleep - get enough of it by reducing distractions such as screens and devices towards the end of the evening. Practise good sleep hygiene, it is important.
Stress Management - work out your stress triggers and actively reduce them. Stress lowers our immunity and opens the door to physiological and psychological disorders.