Preparing for the Coronavirus Outbreak - 4 Tips for Prevention and Early detection of virus

February 26, 2020

Preparing for the Coronavirus Outbreak - 4 Tips for Prevention and Early detection of virus

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.

Tips:

  1. Stay hydrated. Consume at least 8 8 oz. glasses a day. I drink a lot of soups, teas, and smoothies so I can reach my daily hydration goal!
  2. Consume nutrient-dense foods such as fruits and vegetables
  3. De-stress. Your body becomes weaker and more susceptible to disease under high stress. After my busy week, I felt under the weather from being stressed and overworked, but after I rested, I felt better!
  4. Be aware of how your body feels. If you feel sick, it may be better work from home to ease the recovery process and avoid spreading the virus. I stayed home to recuperate and avoid coming into contact with others while I was unwell. 

Stay tuned to read Part 2 of my healing journey! 

Immune boosting chicken broth 

Ginger Pear Smoothie

Braised Teriyaki Ginger Chicken

*We are not licensed healthcare professionals. In the event of serious illness, please consult your doctor! 


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