This is an interesting time in all of our lives, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the quarantine. From my last post, I mentioned that I think of this time as a reset, and not a setback. Actually, I don’t mind being home, as I see working on my blog, writing, reading, and any kind of learning a day well spent.
Today, I was tested negative for COVID-19 after last night’s asthma flare up, and though I feel a tad bit stupid for going in when I was actually having a mini panic attack, I’m glad I was tested, because that meant keeping my husband safe, and making sure that I was healthy as well. Asthma and coronavirus can be a dangerous combination.
A couple suggestions I have for those who are trying to stay healthy are as follows:
- An anti-inflammation diet, a focus on fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, and lean meats. I learned this the hard way, because of my allergies and asthma flare ups. Better to err on the side of caution, especially now with the pandemic.
- Cardio, especially walking boosts the immune system, keeps the mind sharp, strengthens your respiratory system, and many other benefits.
- Regular sleep– again, I learned this the hard way. My psychiatrist had to prescribe me a mild sleep aid because I have the tendency to snore and talk in my sleep. Anyone else? (I would love to hear about some of the ridiculous other people say in their sleep. Haha!) Before I slip down a bunny hole with this, my point is that good sleep restores the body and mind, so it is able to fight back against germs and bacteria.
- Resilience– Knowing that in spite of the times being difficult right now, things always get better if we just hold onto our hope and faith.