Daily Care Message 03/27/20 (Nutrition)

To all SLWR Employees,

We care about you .

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

I’m providing a lot of information today to sustain you through the weekend.

Let’s talk about boosting our immune system today!

As the coronavirus situation intensifies we are all searching for ways to keep ourselves healthy. Experts say that boosting your immune system may give you an edge. Staying physically active, watching what you eat, staying on top of stress, and getting enough sleep are key components to a healthy immune system.

Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong and can help give you a sense of control during uncertainty.

Here are some key nutrients that play a role in immunity, and food sources of them:

Carrots, kale and apricots for beta carotene
Oranges, strawberries and broccoli for Vitamin C
Eggs, cheese, tofu and mushrooms for Vitamin D
Beans, nuts, cereal and seafood for zinc
Milk, eggs, nuts and more for protein
Bananas, beans and more for prebiotics
Water, fruit, soup and more for hydration

Please see this CNN article for more detailed information.

Qigong: another tactic to build your immune system

What is Qigong?

Qigong are practices designed to improve the smooth flow of energy ‘qi’ inside your body. Generally qigong helps you be more relaxed and to move your body more as a unified whole.

Benefits of Practicing Qigong for Your Health;

  1. Qigong has a beneficial effect on mental well-being and improves health.
  2. Qigong restores mental balance and calms the mind.
  3. Qigong has a beneficial effect on sleep, makes it full and healthy.
  4. Qigong increases the level of vital energy.

If you have a moment check out the great Qigong exercise:

“Immuni Qi” Qigong Routine for Lungs and Immune System - with Jeffrey Chand,

Helpful Resources:
[Here, consistently list local resources for your staff and their families - maybe you have an EAP, local crisis contacts, etc.]

Hopefully, we may get a little Vitamin D this weekend, looks like the sun might peek out. You are continually in our thoughts. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.

All my best,