Staying Healthy through COVID-19

COVID-19 quickly changed our way of life in a matter of weeks. Social distancing requirements sparked changes in work and daily schedules. Many of us are experiencing changes in the way we interact with our communities and maintaining our health and wellness routines.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. Many of us are coping with stress and anxiety for a variety of reasons and in different ways. Social distancing can make us easily feel isolated and disconnected, which can exacerbate stress and anxiety. This "chicken-and-egg" scenario can leaves us feeling helpless but I am challenging you to pivot towards a positive outlook.

Below are some lessons that COVID-19 can teach us:

  1. It is never too early to boost immune system boosting nutrients. Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic offers IV nutient packages that make immune support convenient and affordable.
  2. No supplement protocol can replace a poor nutritional plan. Many supplements are backordered because of decreased business operations nationwide. We have to eat but we do not have to take supplements. Focusing on a balanced nutritious diet is one of the few things that we have control over during uncertain times.
  3. A sense of connection and community is important for overall health. Social distancing is a humbling experience for those of us who ever took our coworkers and members of our social circle for granted. Working from home can feel lonely and less fun than sharing work space with your team. Home workouts can feel less gratifying when you cannot feed off the positive energy of your workout buddy. Use technology to stay connected (e.g. Skype dates, Facetime workout sessions). It will not feel the same but it is a good start.
  4. Self-reflection is healthy. Social distancing means more time alone, which can be challenging for some individuals. Taking the time to check in with yourself may help propel you torwards your goals.
  5. Finally complete long-standing tasks. We all have those items on our to-do list that we put off because we do not have the time. Well, all of a sudden we do! Social distancing has a unique way of helping us prioritize. Look procrastination in the face and feel the satisfaction of finally crossing off to-do items from months ago.

What has COVID-19 taught you?

Dr. Krisel Nagallo, Naturopathic Physician Dr. Krisel Nagallo Dr. Krisel Nagallo is an Arizona-licensed naturopathic physician with a passion for wellness education. She values educating patients as Medical Director at Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic. Her blog features her clinical experiences in addressing health issues we experience on a daily basis. When she is not seeing patients, she inspires future health professionals as Adjunct Faculty (Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ) and interviews naturopathic doctor hopefuls as an Admissions Panelist for Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ).

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