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Stay healthy and strengthen your immune system

The past weeks have been a reminder of the importance of staying well. The Coronavirus has changed our lives forever and reminded us that our health is our wealth. With several restrictions lifted, it’s still important to be mindful of ways to boost our immune systems.

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Here are a few simple tips:

Wash your hands 

Remember to wash your hands regularly, throughout the day, with soap to remove germs. Germs can travel into the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth and make us very sick. Therefore, try NOT to touch your face. 

Stress less 

While multi-tasking may appear to be a way to accomplish several tasks, it can cause more stress. Take time to prioritize your daily responsibilities and don’t take on more than you can handle. Don’t be afraid to say no. This will empower you to feel more at ease and allow you to have time for yourself. 

Maintain your weight 

If you haven’t already done so, start buying your favorite fruits and vegetables. I also would encourage you to join an outdoor group fitness program. So what are you waiting for? Get fit, meet new friends, and soak up some Vitamin D. 

Get some Z’s 

Without sufficient sleep, your body makes fewer cytokines, a type of protein that targets infection and inflammation, effectively creating an immune response. Cytokines are both produced and released during sleep, causing a double whammy if you skimp on the shut-eye. 

I hope you find these tips helpful. As a bonus, keep in mind this Marianne Williamson quote: 

”Every act of kindness on your part is a boost to your own immune system.”

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Kimberly Whitfield is the owner of Kimberly Inspiring Beauty in Strength, a fitness instructor at Go Workout Fitness Center and Trinity A.M.E. Church; a bodybuilder, and a public speaker.  Visit her on the web at kwinspires.com for a list of her classes. 

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