Last weekend was super busy for me because I spent much of it outdoors and outside the house. The virus has been going around, so I've been more attuned than usual to how my body feels especially after spending a lot of time in public places where my chances of catching a virus are higher. I hiked six miles in one day, and then had an intense 2 hour workout the next day after running errands.
I've also been overworking the past week, and after my super active weekend, I felt tired and a little sick. When we're stressed, our body becomes physically weaker and finds it harder to fight off foreign invaders. That's why it's important to take a break every once in awhile, so you can give your body a chance to strengthen itself against disease.
We are often too busy to pay attention to ourselves or our body, but a popular health quotation is "Listen to your body. It is always communicating with you". Once I realized I wasn't feeling well, I took a break from work to focus on healing and resting up. I made a few recipes with ginger and garlic which are known to have immune boosting effects, and have been used in traditional herbal remedies to ease the flu or cold*. I made a nourishing chicken bone broth with ginger, ginseng, and garlic, a ginger pear smoothie, and a braised ginger teriyaki chicken to feel better!
Though at time you may feel overwhelmed and under the weather like I did this past weekend, life goes on, and you can find ways to de-stress or expedite the healing process so you can move forward with your busy life. Enjoy these tips and healing recipes from VitaClay loaded with ingredients to boost your immune system.
Stay tuned to read Part 2 of my healing journey!
*We are not licensed healthcare professionals. In the event of serious illness, please consult your doctor!
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