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.
As rumors of possible shelter-in-place orders started to heat up a few weeks ago, the rush to the supermarket began and with it, a whole lot of panic-buying. Even those who’d steered clear of pasta or rice for decades found themselves standing on long lines, shopping carts filled to bursting with extra-long-shelf-life processed foods, sweets and carbs, carbs, carbs.
As the days and weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic grind on, millions of people continue to wrestle with isolation, uncertainty and stress, whether they’re directly affected by the virus or not. It’s a strain on both mental and physical health.