If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it was to be more aware of germs, bacteria, and how they can spread…I hope. For real, when everything shut down and then started to open up again as businesses were desperate for business, did you notice subtle changes that were made?
Of all the things people can do to help keep themselves and those around them healthy, how many do you pay attention to?
During the pandemic, we saw everything around us shifting gears and implementing new practices to help keep the environment safe. For example:
Ok, I am going, to be frank here and question why these measures weren’t happening ALL along?! Not to mention, why aren't these measures still in place? Think about it for a second: thousands of humans who don’t wash their hand's touch shopping carts daily. Then, thousands of kids touch the same carts and then proceed to put their hands in their mouths and touch everything they can put their hands on...therefore spreading more and more bacteria. Why is it not a standard practice to sanitize these things daily? Covid or not.
2. Wash Your Hands
This should be a no-brainer as far as we are concerned, but sadly, many people (adults and children) refuse to wash their hands. The people who use public restrooms proceed to rinse their hands with water and then walk out: I’m talking to you. Please just wash your hands; it is the #1 way to help prevent infection and the spread of germs.
3. Consume a Healthy Diet & Get Active
The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages you to stay active. Physical activity strengthens muscles, boosts stamina, and helps lower blood pressure. It can also help boost your mood.
Being active stimulates certain chemicals in our brain, including dopamine and endorphins, which leave you happier and less anxious. Exercise also contributes to overall good physical health, which, in turn, contributes to an overall better immune system.
You can also feel better and boost your immune system during the winter by eating healthy foods. We recommend increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals, including:
Dark leafy greens and bright berries contain many antioxidants, including vitamins C, A, and K.
Not only is adequate hydration essential for life, but there is also more than one way to replenish lost bodily fluids. Hopefully, you are drinking more than the recommended daily amount of aqua, but if not, we’ve got you. Book your IV hydration with us, and we travel to you and hook you up with IV fluids and electrolytes. If you want an extra immunity boost, ask us about our Immunity blend, packed with all the nutrients.
5. Don’t Forget About that Vitamin D
Get ya mind out of the gutter; I’m talking about the sunshine!
6. STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK
This one required all CAPS, just because. I get it- we are all over the pandemic and want a sense of normalcy, but I don’t want you coughing and sneezing all in my personal space, and I’m sure your extended family doesn’t either. In all seriousness, being ill means more than just feeling bad. It means lost work, lost money, lost opportunity, sick kids, missed school, trips have to get canceled, parties get canceled, and I can keep on going. Just be kind and thoughtful of others.
7. There is No Shame in Therapy
Look, I firmly believe everyone has issues, and “normal” is overrated. Therapy might not be for everyone, but how do you know unless you try?
8. Get Your Vaccines (if you believe in them)
I won’t preach about the importance of vaccines, but we also won’t support misinformation here. Vaccines serve a purpose, and if you understand the importance, we hope you will make strides to keep yourself and others healthy. If you don’t believe in them, you do you; no judgment here. Judging is not our job; educating is. So please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, and we will do our best to answer them.