Staying healthy this winter is more important than ever. As coronavirus cases continue to rise, taking care of your family is a top priority. Check out our tips to help your body get ready to combat the coronavirus, the flu and other illnesses this season.
1. Eat healthy
Maintaining a balanced, healthy diet is essential to help your body fight off illness. Eating vegetables, fruit and whole grains can help prepare your immune system in case you do get sick.
2. Wash your hands
Hand washing can prevent the spread of several types of infections. Practice proper hygiene to keep yourself and others healthy. Need some hand washing tips? Check out these 5 steps to washing your hands the right way from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
3. Get vaccinated
Your immune system protects your body from harmful germs. To boost your immune system, stay up-to-date with your vaccines. Get a flu shot! All Maryland Health Connection plans offer vaccinations at no additional cost, even if you haven’t met your deductible. Stop into your local pharmacy or schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor for a flu shot today.
4. Stay active
As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it can be a challenge to exercise. Try virtual workout classes or invest in some home exercise equipment. It’s important to maintain your mental and physical health by staying active all year.
5. Take care of yourself
Lastly, a tip a lot of people forget: practice self-care. Activities such as yoga, meditation, sleeping, writing, listening to music and cooking are all great ways to help reduce your stress. Take time to keep your mind, body and soul in peak condition.
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