How do you be a bad virus host during the coronavirus pandemic in Airdrie? I think we are all taking this very seriously and doing a great job in trying to ‘flatten’ that curve: social distancing, practicing proper personal hygiene, and staying at home if we are sick.
But what can you yourself do as a person to stay healthy? The answer? Make your body as inhospitable as possible to any virus! Translation: be as healthy as you can be so that NO virus or creepy gross thing wants to live inside of you! And if it does try to make you its next home, it quickly realizes “IT SUCKS IN HERE!” and moves out quickly!
Exercise benefits your immune system.
Because the immune system is so complex, it is tough to show a direct link between exercise and the immune system, however, according to Harvard Health Publishing from Harvard Medical School (any many other legitimate sources), just like a healthy diet, exercise can contribute to general good health and therefore to a healthy immune system. It may contribute even more directly by promoting good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
We do know for a fact that exercise lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, improves cardiovascular health, and fights against a number of diseases. This promotes good health across the board in the body. Again, we are trying to make it more unlikeable for a virus to live inside of us and help fight virus infection.
Visit https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system for more information about exercise and the immune system.
Is your fitness facility closed? That’s unfortunate but OK for right now because you can make do in the meantime!
You love going to the gym. I get it. The environment, the machines, the thought of knowing others are suffering just like you – there’s lots of great reasons. However, if you cannot go to the gym since most are shut down now, you CAN workout at home. You CAN exercise WITHOUT equipment and get an excellent workout.
There are a lot of different resources out there that you can tap into, however, one of the BEST resources we have come across is the app called “Nike Training Club“.
And, wait for it, it’s FREE!!
So do yourself a favour download the app. Start getting healthy. If you’re like us and have to be quarantined because you traveled in the recent time frame then you have some extra time on your hands. The great thing about this app is that you can select exercise programs based on the time you have available. There are exercise programs that are as short as 5 minutes!
Link for iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nike-training-club/id301521403
Link for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nike.ntc&hl=en_CA
Make your body a horrible place for a virus to live. Make it healthy. Start with exercise! Help keep yourself safer and limit the coronavirus pandemic in Airdrie.
And, by the way, I am in no way, shape, or form paid by Nike. I wish I was, but alas, I just really like this app and I want you to know about it!
Please feel free to visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/accesswellness! Drs. Jacqueline Boyd and Paul Bajor are the only husband and wife chiropractic team in Airdrie, Alberta. Their practice, Access Chiropractic and Wellness, is located at #120, 52 Gateway Drive NE in the north of Airdrie. They have been in practice in Airdrie since 2004 and in practice since 2001. They have two kids named Liam and Julia and have a large family based practice. They have a vested interest in keeping Airdrie and surrounding communities healthy because Airdrie is also their home.
Drs. Jacqueline Boyd and Paul Bajor are also both registered and active members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).
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