Do You Remember 9-11?
9-11 was a terrible time in America’s history. It was unthinkable what happened that day, and it created a ripple effect of fear, grief, and anxiety within the entire country for a very long time.
Today, we are experiencing the same kind of stress with the Corona Virus.
Fear of the unknown. Fear of being hurt. Fear for loved ones near and far. Fear of what the future will bring. Just like 9-11, we are afraid to go out and even afraid to be with other people.
Stress is one of the worst things for your immune system. And quite frankly, there is nothing more important to remain safe, to avoid the virus than keeping your immune system healthy.
Here are some important things to do now:
- Don’t constantly watch the media coverage about the virus. Stay informed but don’t overload your system with the constant talk of danger and death.
- Eat healthily. Don’t go for sugar and junk food. I know how easy it is right now to want to grab something sweet and salty. Stop and consider that your body’s immune system is your biggest ally right now. Eat tons of fruits and vegetables. Read our last blog with more in-depth tips.
- Meditate. There are so many options today. One of my favorite places to get meditations is at the Chopra Center website. The first one on the list at this link is a Healing Meditation. Stop and meditate, breathe, think of what you are grateful for. Use the power of your mind to stay centered, grateful and calm.
- Get outside. No matter what the weather is, get outside and take a walk. Move your body. Breathe. You will get exercise and fresh air. It will calm your body and boost your immune system.
And we want you to know that we are open. We are considered an essential business as our primary purpose is to help our patients heal and remain healthy.
We want to help you relieve the stress on your body and your spine. We are here to help your body stay out of the “fight or flight” mode when your muscles tense up your immune system has trouble keeping up.
You can’t avoid what’s going on. There will continue to be stress and fear, but you have choices. Every small choice makes a big difference.
We’re here to help.
Dr. Julia Keiser