Looking after your health from home #betterlife

We might be in lockdown but there are still things that you can do to support your health and well being, without the need for a doctor’s visit.

From simple hydration through to adequate sleep and a healthy diet, caring for your health needs during this period is essential for your overall well being.

Discover our tips and guidance below.

Healthy Gut

Did you know that up to 90 per cent of the feel good hormone serotonin is produced in the gut? Keeping you digestion happy leads to a boost in mood and overall well being.

Focusing on probiotic rich foods such as fermented soya, yoghurt, sourdough and a plethora of fruit and vegetables can be perfect for supporting the natural function of your gut.

Aside from serotonin production, the gut is also responsible for up to 70 percent of immunity production! Stay topped up on those probiotics whilst safe at home to support your bodies’ defences.

Adequate Hydration

Many of us are prone to forgetting the importance of adequate hydration throughout the day, despite over 50 per cent of our bodies actually consisting of water!

Drinking enough water is absolutely crucial for health and well being as it helps to regulate body temperature; lubricate joints; fight infection; deliver nutrients to cells and keep all organs functioning well.

Aside for the obvious benefits, hydration can also boost your mood, lessen the chances of acquiring headaches and can be brilliant for boosting sleep quality!

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential within the body as it allows our bones to absorb calcium, preventing bone growth and ensuring healthy joints. Vitamin D can be acquired in a variety of ways, from sunlight through to food and supplements.

During this period of time indoors it can be easy to not be exposed to sunlight, so opting for a brisk walk each day can help to boost your vitamin D levels, aid your health, improve your cardio and boost your mood.

Opting for a cheap and accessible supplement can also be a brilliant way to include the sun vitamin in your diet or enjoying a breakfast smoothie, made with animal or plant milk, fortified with vitamins D and calcium.

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