Last month I promised to tell you about my wedding preparations for one of my nearest and dearest getting married. As I write, I have no idea whether the imminent wedding will go ahead or not, but it seems a little futile of me to report my face and body transformations given the challenges the world is currently facing with the COVID-19 virus.
Man’s basic physiological needs are food, shelter, and warmth, we are the lucky ones who have a
lot to be thankful for, and are in a position to help ourselves achieve safety, love belonging and esteem through our daily actions, So, let me use these column inches to share some helpful tips about how we can stay healthy within our own homes. We need to do daily things to invest in our mind, body and soul in order to be able to stay healthy and help others in whatever way we can. I
I have tried to focus on tips that work for everyone, regardless of age, or role in these challenging times. Let’s start with food and drink…
Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system and protects from infections by keeping skin and
tissues in the mouth, stomach, intestines and respiratory system healthy. You can
get vitamin A from sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, spinach, apricots,
eggs or foods labelled vitamin A fortified such as milk or some cereals.
Vitamin C supports the immune system by stimulating the formation of antibodies. Boost your vitamin C with citrus fruits: oranges, grapefruits etc or with strawberries, tomato juice or again some cereals.
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant and may support immune function. Vitamin E can be obtained from eating sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts and even peanut butter!
There are other nutrients such as B6 and 12 vitamins, folate and iron, to mention a few that also play a role in healthy eating. Some cereals can be a good source – check the box for detail but steer clear of sugars!
In terms of drinks, if you aren’t already on the green teas, now is a great time to try. Green tea is rich in polyphenols that have effects like reducing inflammation, and have catechins which are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. Researchers also validate that green tea has the power to lower bad cholesterol.
At our HYPOXI-Studio we have a vast range of flavoured green teas. Our most popular green teas are: mango and lychee, pomegranate, pineapple and grapefruit, mint, gingerbread and lemon.
Surely one of those flavours could entice you into trying a drink habit that you will never regret!? Yoga is something all of us can do at home, regardless of age or ability, why not chose yourself a dvd or book and set some time aside each day to find that inner peace and strengthen your body?
I would love to hear of any changes you make for the better, so please share them with me on firstname.lastname@example.org