Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Self Isolation with Olha Shtembuliak, Bliss Body Retreat
- 08 April 2020 08 April 2020
In this time of world crisis, we are given a big opportunity to look at things differently. Most of us are experiencing reality from a different perspective and angle, working remotely, staying at home and trying to figure out how to make the most out of this time.
Health is a number one priority right now, so how do we keep healthy while we can’t go out?
1. Eat More Raw Vegetables & Fruits
Let Food be the Medicine, and the Medicine be Thy Food - said Hippocaruts. Since you are now in charge more than ever of what you put inside, we would highly recommend staying away from highly processed foods and big quantities of sugars during the quarantine.
Self-discipline has never been so at the spot. Use this time productively, and learn how and what you can cook from the products that you have right now. Expand your awareness in terms of how food, especially raw fruits, and vegetables can help you to boost your immune system. Eating raw, organically grown foods, are best to keep and stay healthy since they are just packed with vitamins and minerals. Raw foods also contain living enzymes which are crucial in our diet to break down food properly.
Find out more on how to Start a Raw Food Diet
2. Consider Doing a Detox or Gentle Fasting
While staying at home can be challenging, you can always use this time for your benefit. Consider doing a Detox or Gentle Fasting. This is a perfect time to get rid of toxins and align your body with spring. Detox & Fastings have numerous benefits: they alkalise your blood, boost the immune system, clear old waste and allow the body to build up new cells. If you are doing this for the first time, we advise to reach out to a professional who can guide you through the process and make it fun and smooth.
Discover our Top 10 Detox Holidays
3. Fermentation Revival & Healthy Gut
"The microbe is nothing. the terrain is everything” - said Louis Pasteur to his friend, emphasising the importance of internal environment and a healthy gut.
Maintaining a healthy condition of our internal environment is vitally important for overall health. Any bacteria or gem won’t survive in an alkaline and pure body, it will just die.
That’s the reason why we love fermented food, which helps to produce the good bacteria in our bodies.
Add more fermented foods like Nut Yogurts, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles, soya sauce, miso, vinegar, water kefir, kombucha to your cooking.
Learn more about How Good Gut Bacteria Can Help You To Lose Weight
4. Explore Herbology
Making a mint herbal tea or adding an extra handful of basil can significantly improve your overall health and wellbeing. With the vast availability of food supplements, we forget what it means to heal through food. In ancient times, when there were no medicaments and drugs, people used only herbs. Among our favorite herbs are :
- Calming Effect
- Promotes alertness
- Supports Liver Function Helps Detoxify the Body
- Promote healthy gut
- potent anti-inflammatory antioxidant
- help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis
- Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor,
- Linked to Improved Brain Function
- Skin Tonic
- Blood Purification
- Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory
- Improving digestion
- Enhancing memory and concentration
- Prevent brain aging
- Helps reduce fatigue
5. Stay Hydrated
So obvious, yet so important: drink water while you are at home. Hydration is essential right now, especially while staying indoors, where the air is more dry. To keep your body full of energy and revitalised, make sure to drink plenty of water. You can make your water even more healing and beneficial by adding there a few slices of lemon, cucumber and mint.
I would also recommend exercise and movement to keep the mind and body healthy. With such a big availability of online resources, classes and retreats, it is getting easier and more interactive to exercise and keep yourself fit.