What can we do to keep ourselves healthy during the current Coronavirus pandemic?

Firstly, we encourage everyone keep up to date with the latest recommendations issued by the UK government and the World Health Organisation. Please follow the guidelines for self-isolation if you or anyone in your household experience symptoms associated with the virus to protect others in the community, especially the elderly and other vulnerable people.

The best way to reduce the likelihood that you will come into contact with the virus is to practice good hygiene and social distancing. Ideally, starting at least a couple of weeks ago!

However, many people will contract the virus (or already have), in which case the strength of their immune system, and their general level of health will play a part in determining the severity of their symptoms. General health and wellbeing is what we’re all about, and we recognise that there’s no one-size-fits-all lifestyle, dietary change, supplement or traditional remedy that will benefit everyone. However, here are a few basics to help keep you sane and healthy over the coming weeks and months:

  • Engage in gentle daily exercise and stretching – especially important if you’re stuck at home.
  • Learn some breathing exercises, qigong or yoga – great for helping to reduce stress in these stressful times.
  • Keep in contact with friends and family on the phone or via Skype/Facetime. Especially keep in touch with any elderly or vulnerable people who are having to self-isolate for an extended period of time.
  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Eat well – simple, fresh, seasonal, home-cooked foods are generally a good way to go – there’s plenty more about this on our blog.
  • Understand your own constitution and tendencies and eat, move and live in such a way as to keep them in balance. This is something we can help you with.

We’re offering remote consultations during this time to reach people who are self-isolating or otherwise unable to get to us.