Corona Virus & Anxiety

OK, honestly Corona virus to keeping people on edge – globally.  The bottom line is some people are more susceptible to it; others are just anxious; & a few it will just pass by.

Don’t panic! Panic spreads faster than the actual virus.  Keep up hygiene levels for yourself, around any food prep & be mindful who you are in contact with.  Which leads me to my next point…

Limit your media intake.  That means the news & your social media feeds.  This has been the lead news story for what seems an age.  Sadly, however we are not always getting facts but sensational shots of empty supermarket shelves & TP fights.  It is hard to navigate what is real & what is misinformation.  Sadly this only heightens levels of anxiety due to an overload of information – so just take a step back & breathe. 

Stay home. The aim is to use this self-induced isolation, to give the virus less chance of spreading – or as it is now heard in our vocabulary “flatten the curve” (of the virus infection).  Now at this point it is good to remember it is a two way kinda deal – basically the flip side is that it also allows you more chance to keep you healthy, eating more nutrient dense foods, plus enough sleep & some exercise.

Extra protection for the sick & immune compromised.  Remember to check in regularly with older members of the family & peeps that struggle with their immune systems. This can be for a huge number of reasons autoimmune disorders, kidney or liver disease, cancer treatment, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, plus loads more.  You can’t tell a lot of this from just looking at people – so be careful with everyone.

Stay in touch! We have so many communication options now.  Use them to reach out to people.  Skype, phone calls, texting – whatever you choose, speak to other people.  It will be a big help to those that are isolated or suffering from anxiety.

Bottom line: Take care of yourselves & each other.
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Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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