Between working from home, online learning, and practicing social distancing, it’s easy to get caught up in all the changes of this year and forget to focus on yourself. Take a moment to get back up to speed with some important tips to keep your mind and body feeling great!
Maintain A Healthy Diet
Incorporating immune-boosting foods into your daily routine is an easy and effective way to keep our immune systems protected. In fact, Headline recently featured an article about 15 foods that taste great while strengthening our immunity. Try eating citrus fruits for their Vitamin C content, almonds for Vitamin E, spinach for its antioxidants, and yogurt for gut health… just to name a few.
As many of us know, eating a healthy and nutrient-dense diet is crucial to staying in good physical condition during the winter. Many common vitamins and minerals can be found in quality foods we eat, but it’s helpful to supplement what we miss with natural solutions. Lily’s Aloe Vera Juice delivers essential nutrients to help the body function better and is clinically proven to support a healthy immune response.
Did you know we post monthly aloe recipes to make your own immunity smoothies at home? Check out our Aloe, Strawberry & Avocado Layered Smoothie or browse through the Lily blog for more information!
Get Some Sweet, Sweet Sunlight
The human body needs sunlight to remain at its fullest potential. According to researchers at Georgetown University, sunlight energizes the T-cells that play a central role in human immunity. The body synthesizes Vitamin D from sun exposure, which helps the body fight off infection.
As it turns out, the artificial light in your home isn’t an effective substitute for the real thing. That’s why it’s important to go outdoors and bask in the sunshine whenever it’s safe to do so. Walk the dog, take a jog through the park, or just relax in the sun so you can receive that much needed Vitamin D.
Stretch Often & Thoroughly
Most people end up hunched over most of the day from working on their computer. Sitting down for long periods of time is not ideal for your health. Muscles in the body need movement or they become weakened, and the heart and lungs require exercise as well.
Make sure to stand up every hour from your desk and stretch out your arms and legs. Take a quick walk through the house to get your circulation going. Stretching has been proven to prevent injury and improve posture. A good stretch also releases tension and calms the mind. Here’s a great list of all the benefits stretching will provide you!
Supplement What You Are Lacking
It’s hard to get all the essential and nonessential vitamins and nutrients in your system consistently day after day through diet alone. It’s important to supplement your diet with other sources of nutrients. There are several great health benefits to using these supplements.
We spoke earlier about the need to get outdoors for Vitamin D. If you aren’t able to get proper natural sunlight, consider supplementing Vitamin D into your program. It helps the body regulate the immune system and is crucial to your health. Likewise, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight infection. Consider supplementing Vitamin E if you don’t eat tree nuts or seeds often.
Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Vera Juice
One great way to get you on the road to good health? A few ounces of Lily’s Aloe Juice. Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and polysaccharides that are naturally found in aloe vera and offer overall great health benefits.
Lily’s Aloe Vera Juice is clinically proven to boost immune health while reducing toxins and increasing nutrient absorption. It’s a real powerhouse of a plant!
Where to Find Immune-Boosting Lily of the Desert Products
That’s easy! Just go to our online store locator to find your nearest retailer as we are all throughout the country. Want to order online? Visit our Amazon store and get your products sent directly to you.