Living through the COVID-19 era has taught us quite a few lessons, as well as given us the time to contemplate them. Though no one can say for sure what’s next, safe to say things will be different and, in ways we can’t yet imagine, challenging. Going forward, supporting our mental health will be just as important as taking care of our physical health as we make the transition to life after lockdown.
We all can do a lot more to fortify our immune systems to help keep COVID-19 scourge at bay, namely: trading processed foods for healthy, whole foods; cutting sugar to the bone; getting plenty of sleep; practicing meditation and relaxation techniques; and moving as much as possible (without over-doing it) throughout the day. But here’s one more essential element to add to your anti-COVID-19 arsenal – vitamin D.
When it comes to sleep, you need to give it all you’ve got, as in, use every healthy trick in the book to make sure you do it well. The body does much of its cellular maintenance and repair work during sleep, so falling short doesn’t just leave you groggy in the morning – it can torpedo the body’s defenses and make getting sick far too easy, hardly the prescription for the COVID-19 era.