How to Stay Healthy at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The desire to get and stay healthy is often a goal for many Americans. This is especially true at the beginning of a new year, when many people promise to exercise and eat well.

 Ironically, just as many people were shrugging off their new year’s resolutions, the novel coronavirus hit the United States, and governors across the country began issuing stay-at-home orders. And, as cases rose, something became evident: healthy people dealt with the condition better. The conclusion? Being healthy isn’t just something to help you feel good; it may just save your life. 

In this blog, John Hunt, DC, and the highly trained staff at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora, offer their insights on how you can get and stay healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet

Focus on foods that will truly fuel your health. Eat a plant-based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and whole grains. And when it comes to meat, eat fatty fish and lean meats, such as poultry. A diet rich in these foods will help boost your overall health, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain. Furthermore, reducing the number or processed foods you eat will help reduce bloat.

Do you need some new recipe ideas? Check out The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans: 4-Week Meal Plans to Heal the Immune System and Restore Overall Health. We’ve been recommending this handy cookbook to our patients looking to make some healthy changes in the kitchen.

Stay hydrated

It’s no secret that drinking plenty of water is good for you. Water helps your body transport nutrients and maintain body temperature. Furthermore, water aids in digestion and circulation, and it helps your body eliminate toxins and other bacteria. 

Drinking water doesn’t have to be boring. Add slices of lime, lemon, or cucumber to give your water a kick. And keep in mind that your fluid intake doesn't have to be just water. The water in tea, coffee, soups, and vegetables counts also.

Exercise and get sleep

Simple stretching exercises, such as yoga or a walk outside, can do wonders. And it may just make you more productive as well. According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine, 60% of employees experienced a higher rate of productivity and performance on the days when they exercised.

And don’t neglect getting a good rest. Getting a full night’s sleep will help your body recharge. Sleep can help reduce inflammation, reduce stress, reduce your risk of getting heart disease, and provide a host of other benefits

Enjoy the immune-boosting power of chiropractic adjustments

Remember that stay-at-home orders allow you to venture out to get essential services. Here in California, doctors of chiropractic are designated as essential health care providers. Keeping your regular appointments for corrective chiropractic care is perhaps more important now than ever before. 

The spinal adjustments that you may rely on to address pain or limited function have another important benefit: They can trigger immune-boosting effects. The Chiropractic BioPhysics® technique we use can help relieve stress and strain on your body, and thus make you less vulnerable to viruses.

We’re here to help you get well and stay well. To learn more about our chiropractic care and other services, book an appointment over the phone with Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora today.

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