Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the disease has been a dominating headline in media around the world.
While it is appreciated that we are all taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of this virus, the media and social media coverage of the pandemic is likely adding additional stress to our lives.
It’s important to understand that stress has a direct impact on your immune system, particularly chronic stress, making you more susceptible to illness. Some experts claim that stress is responsible for as much as 90 percent of all illnesses and diseases.
During this time of social distancing, it’s important to keep cortisol—our stress hormone—balanced and boost your immune system from home. At BeBalanced, one of the main components of our program is stress management.
Not only can managing stress help keep you from getting sick, but it can also help lower anxiety, support weight loss, improve sleep and so much more. With that, I’ve shared some tips for staying healthy and managing stress from home.
Maintain a balanced diet
Stress eating and overeating out of fear are real issues we have to fight. You may even find yourself snacking more frequently during this period of self-quarantine.
It’s so important to maintain a healthy diet, and we can do this by eating more whole foods. Consume a variety of proteins and vegetables that are rich in nutrients. Add fruit to help satisfy your sweet tooth.
Foods particularly good for your immune system include fresh garlic, which may help fight viruses and bacteria, and organic bone broth. Avoid sugar as much as you can. Sugar is known to lower your immune function for up to six hours after consumption—and it’s addicting!
Take extra vitamins
Vitamin D is essential. Your body requires it to build strong bones and promote overall health, including the immune system. Consider also taking a multi-vitamin and a probiotic to ensure your body will build up its intestinal flora—this will then rebalance any harmful bacteria or yeast that can overgrow.
BeBalanced offers a variety of all-natural supplements to build a strong immune system. These supplements are made with no fillers to ensure you get a premium quality product. Isn’t that what your body deserves?
Implement relaxation therapy
Setting aside time each day to de-stress is vital to your mental health and overall well-being. At BeBalanced, we use relaxation therapy in the form of audio tracks. These pure and precisely tuned sound frequencies drive brain activity into high-level states of mind.
These brain states are known to lower cortisol levels, improve focus, concentration, insight and memory, as well as promote deep sleep, intentional relaxation, and increased healing. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, or relaxation therapy, take some time each day to put your mind into a restful state.
The BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center in West Chester recently celebrated its grand opening. To help the community combat stress and keep hormones aligned, we will be offering FREE relaxation therapy techniques via Facebook on Tuesdays at Noon and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Please follow our Facebook page at @BeBalancedWestChesterPA and invite your family members and friends to virtually tune in.
Additionally, BeBalanced offers a free hormone assessment and consultation via phone or video. All supplements, creams and products can be ordered online and shipped directly to your home. Please call (484)-999-2133 or email me at [email protected] to learn more.
Visit west-chester.bebalancedcenters.com to learn more about BeBalanced’s approach to Natural Hormone Balancing. The center is located at 1385 Dilworthtown Crossing, West Chester, PA 19382.
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