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Boost Your Immunity

Boost Your Immunity

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As the world braces after hearing The WHO declare a global pandemic, most search for ways to maintain health. How is it that some people that are infected with COVID-19 are barely showing symptoms while others are aren’t so lucky?

Lord only knows…

The infected number is climbing at alarming rates as the death toll continues to rise. Clean hands, closures and social distancing is helping slow the cases. But human nature tells us, ‘We need to do more’. The major organizations request that people stop buying masks. However, people are looking for ways to feel proactive. To keep fears and anxiety at bay, there are some helpful suggestions, finally, being sent our way.

We Know… Wash your hands

Yes, it’s surprising this is number one on every preventative list. It’s amazing how many folks can forget this on a regular basis. Many, many years ago, it was discovered that rinsing hands, alone, doesn’t have the same impact as adding soap into the mix. Nowadays, timing is everything. For as long as I can remember, I have sung my ABC’s while washing my hands. As a child, it was considered adorable. Yet, as a teen, my friends would tease. And as an adult, well… lets just say, I sing it in my head, along with a head bob every now and again.

Recently, people have created new versions of 20 second washing by using show openings and classic hits. However, according to a poll, what is the song that people are singing in their heads while scrubbing down their paws? The census appears to be ‘Happy birthday’. Good choice. Just remember to sing it twice!

Supplements

Supplements are always a tough suggestion when dealing with any illness. Their mere presence can cause backlash, especially since most aren’t FDA approved. Plus, as a nutritionist, I can honestly say, ‘I don’t know your personal history’ to safely recommend a one size fits all cure-all. (Btw, there is no, one size cure-all, as far as I know.) When the SARs outbreak happened, many took to natural viral fighters like, turmeric. Really? Yes, but listen… Supplements like turmeric are amazing as long as they are right for you, personally. Curcuminoids that are found in turmeric supplements are bad-asses that can kill many things in vitro (in a test tube). Yet, the way it works on your specific body could be different. Always talk to your doctor before starting a supplement or vitamin. They will know you best and what interactions to look out for.

Exercise

We all know exercise is good for us. But, seriously… there seems to be a connection to COVID-19 patients who exercise daily with things like, stretching or yoga and their lack of symptoms. So, why not add a bit of exercise into your daily. It’s good for your heart and your immune system.

Healthy diet

This is a given for any immune system. Eat fresh. Eat a variety. Green and leafy veggies have plenty of chlorophyll to toughen up your immunity. Veggies with lots of color tend to have lots of nutrients. Buying caned or frozen will still give you a good deal of nutrition. Look for foods that are packed with vitamins. Vitamins in the B family are always important to keep the cognitive aspects in check. New studies have shown intakes of Vitamin D have had effects on blocking and/or shortening viruses. And who could forget, Vitamin C. Look for some vitamins that might have the combo you need like Vitamin C + D chews. Eat several small meals a day, so you can get more variety. Also, it might be more beneficial to ration your meals if you find yourself in quarantine.

Rest

Getting a good amount of sleep is important for any immune system. However, getting extra sleep is important to fight off germs and viruses. Don’t neglect your body. If you feel tired, take a nap. Taking several periods of rest through out the day can cause a surge of healthy cells to do their job and fight off the bad guys trying to take up residence in your system.

Reduce Anxiety

Shortness of breath can also be a symptom of stress. This pandemic is unnerving for most individuals. Follow the guidelines of your country, city, town. The rules laid out to stay home or keep away from crowds are there to protect you and others. Don’t lie, we have all been self-serving at one point or another, but this is about the bigger picture.

Feeling overwhelmed? Try deep breathing exercises: Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale very slowly from your mouth. Repeat several times. Try a pressure point for relief. Pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and holding it there for several seconds can ward off a panic attack.

Stay calm; stay kind. Make plans with neighbors if any one of you should get sick. Remember, pets can catch this! Keep your pets away from your tissues and bodily fluids and wash your hands thoroughly after dealing with theirs. Check on the family and the elderly with a phone call. Cover your mouth when you cough, yawn or sneeze, by using the crook of your elbow. Wash hands for at least twenty seconds. Don’t like to count? Try singing a song. Don’t fight with your fellow man over toilet paper or any other store item.

And God bless us, every one!

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Changes: Put Your Happiness First

Changes: Put Your Happiness First

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If you don’t feel happy with how you look and you’ve tried talking about it, but it makes no difference. Who said that making a change isn’t right? – Sometimes it’s necessary to feel good about ourselves again.

Here are some changes that you can do, subtle and drastic.

Lose Weight

Maybe you’ve gained way too many pounds than you want to admit. (It happens!) This doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. – Stop eating crap and start getting active! It’s that simple. Speak to your doctor is you want some professional advice on how to lose the weight in a safe and healthy way.

Start running, or swimming, boxing, cycling even dancing! – Whatever you can do that will burn that fat, and be enjoyable at the same time. (If you’re not finding it fun – you won’t have the motivation you need and you’ll end up quitting.) If you like to cook, look up the best recipes that are healthy and give you the vitamins you need in your diet.

Clothes

Throw out your whole wardrobe, (sell whatever you can of course! And anything that won’t sell – give to charity.) Then go on the biggest shopping spree of your life! Invest in new trendy tops, hot jeans, gorgeous dresses, and don’t forget the shoes! This is your chance to be impulsive, and indulge in all the things you never thought you could wear. It always helps to bring a friend or two, so you can get their opinion on your looks too. If they’re real friends – they’ll tell you if you look a hot mess!)

Surgery

Are you self-conscious because you’re flat chested, and you can’t wear the dresses you would like to wear? Or maybe you just can’t budge that weight around your thighs. Then surgery may be for you. But remember, this is the last resort! Talk to people first, try losing the weight naturally and try on some boost-up bras. If you really feel like you have done everything you possibly could, but you’re still not feeling good. Make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon and see what they think. (A true surgeon will tell you if you’re ‘unrealistic’ or just too ‘impatient.’)

Hair

Everyone woman gets to that point of ‘enough is enough,’ and we end up doing something terrible to our hair. (Like cutting it ourselves! Or burning off any last strands from bleaching it!) You do not want to do this!! You will regret it – big time. So instead, make an appointment with the hottest hair salon you know of, have a talk about how your feelings, and why you’re not happy with your appearance. A pro hairstylist will be able to figure out exactly what you need to pick you up. Consider a new colour; it’s super exciting, and you’ll look (and feel) like a brand new woman!

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Simple Ways To Feel Better About Yourself

Simple Ways To Feel Better About Yourself

Not everybody has self confidence. Self confidence is something that some people are born with, but you’re not out of luck if you aren’t naturally confident. You can train yourself to feel better if you’re consistent. Let’s take a look at some simple ways to feel better about yourself:

Get Some Exercise

Exercise will make you feel better about yourself in so many ways. Of course it’ll make you look better in the long run, but that isn’t the only reason. Exercise releases endorphins, which are the body’s happy hormone. When you exercise, you feel happier on a day to day basis, as well as immediately afterwards. Many people report being on a high! You’ll look better and be healthier too. Exercise is a must, even if it’s just a walk.

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Watch What You Eat

Watching what you eat doesn’t imply that you should go on a diet or lose weight. It simply means you should be more mindful of how you fuel your body. Just because things are the same calorie density, does not make them equal. You’re going to feel so much better when you fuel your body with things like fruit and vegetables, rather than sugary items. If you have a real sweet tooth, look into the miracle berry. Many people are using it to cut down on their sugar intake, as it makes things taste delicious without any! Above all else, a balanced diet is crucial to a healthy life. You don’t need to be perfect 100% of the time!

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Start Treating Yourself Like A Friend

Don’t punish yourself and be too hard on yourself in your head. Start treating yourself like a friend. Speak to yourself nicely in your head. See the positive in things. Pamper yourself and praise yourself. Loving yourself is a must, but it can take practice. Start now and don’t give up. The relationship we have with ourselves is the most important.

Buy Some New Clothes

Buy yourself some clothes that you feel incredible in. Don’t put it off until you are your ‘target weight’ or anything like that. Dressing in clothes you no longer like or feel comfortable in will make you feel worse, and you could set yourself up for a downward spiral. Buy nice clothes and you’ll feel much better.

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Stop Comparing

It’s too easy to compare yourself to bodies and faces in magazines and on the internet. However, most of these aren’t real. The majority are photoshop’ed, even if it’s just a little nip here and smooth over there. It isn’t real! Stop comparing yourself once and for all. Somebody else’s beauty doesn’t take away from your own. There’s nobody like you, and there never will be again. Embrace your uniqueness!

The tips in this guide will help you to feel much better in yourself if you put them into practice regularly. We all have off days, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. Keep working on it and eventually you’ll feel better than ever. Let me know what you think below!

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.