4 Tips for Staying Healthy While Social Distancing

Keeping your immune system strong is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself healthy. Maintaining a healthy immune system is proven to reduce the risk of infection, lessen the severity of symptoms, and/or shorten the duration of colds.

Stay Healthy at Home with These 4 Tips!

1

Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep plays an important role in health. Quality sleep is necessary for brain health as well as immune, cardiovascular, and metabolic system function.

2

Eat REAL food with REAL nutrients

Foods high in antioxidants, Vitamin C and Echinacea are shown to support and maintain a healthy immune system and help to prevent and treat symptoms associated with the common cold.

3

Get Moving

Studies indicate exercise and yoga can help to battle acute stress where the immune system is at risk of being surpassed. Consistent yoga has been shown to provide improved protection against intracellular pathogens that weaken the immune system.

4

Stay Hydrated

Water makes up about 60% of our body weight and performs a number of essential functions in the body- so drink up!

Dr. Jena Gatses PT, LMT, SMFA, CSCS
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST