6 Critical Personal Hygiene Practices to Implement Right Away
Personal hygiene is always important, but right now it’s imperative to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19.
What steps can you take to stay healthy, build your immune health, and lower your risk of illness? Today, your Bradenton chiropractic team offers six steps to better health.
Personal Hygiene – 6 Ways to Protect Yourself and Others
Follow these personal hygiene and immune-boosting tips to protect yourself and those you love.
1. Social Distancing
Stay six feet away from others and avoid leaving your home whenever possible. Doing so can reduce your risk of exposure to the virus through vapors or droplets in the air, as well as hard surfaces.
2. Wash Your Hands Often
Wash your hands for 20-30 seconds at a time. Wash them after shopping, picking up your mail, or pumping gas.
3. Wear a Mask and Gloves in Public
If you’re 60 years of age or older, you should wear a mask and gloves every time you’re in public. Those with compromised immune systems or at high-risk of getting COVID-19 should do so, too, including those who:
- Are obese
- Have diabetes
- Have asthma or another lung disease
- Have liver, kidney, or heart disease
- Are immunocompromised, like those with HIV or cancer
4. Get Plenty of Rest
A 2017 study found that lack of sleep compromises the immune system and leaves it susceptible to attacks from pathogens. Try to get seven to nine hours of deep sleep each night.
5. Stay Hydrated
Water helps the body function optimally. It affects every system, from the tendons and bones to the immune system and heart.
6. Eat Healthy Foods
Eat a nutrient-dense diet with very few highly processed foods. Vitamins and minerals naturally found in foods can boost immune health.
How Your Bradenton Chiropractor Can Help You Stay Safe
Drs. Lee Rangel and Lucas Wilson can help you boost your immune health in several ways.
Regular chiropractic treatments reduce pain, which left untreated can lower your immune response. Spinal adjustments can also promote better health by encouraging proper blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid flow, which help eliminate toxins and transport nutrients.
Your chiropractic team can also provide nutritional counseling and other services/tips that promote better health.
Curious how you can boost your health and reduce pain? Contact us today at 941-758-1402 to schedule a consultation.