We are all facing unprecedented times throughout the United States and world-wide. Starting as early as March, many of us faced stay-at-home orders or guidelines in our states. With these orders came different routines for all of us. Some of you may be essential workers, while others may be caring for an elderly family member, navigating online schooling for your children, or simply trying to keep to a healthy sense of “normalcy” through this all. It is our sincere hope here at DrVita that all of you have remained healthy and well through these trying times, and as states begin to reopen we prepare for our lives to shift yet again as we transition back into our routines. Continue reading to see our top tips for how to healthfully return to life after stay-at-home orders.*
Get Ready for a New Routine
As states continue to re-open at various rates, we may be facing different definitions of “normal,” at least for a while. As we gear up to return to work as permitted, try to start a healthy, scheduled routine, such as waking and sleeping at a scheduled time. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule helps promote healthy energy levels, mood, mental performance and can even support immune health by promoting general wellness.* Check out our supplements to support energy and restful sleep.*
Encourage Exercise and Healthy Habits
With the closure of gyms over the last three months, many of us have taken to at-home exercises during shutdown. Try to continue these healthy habits and aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, whether you’re continuing an at-home workout routine, returning to a gym or starting a new exercise regimen. Regular exercise supports many systems throughout the body, including healthy energy levels, restful sleep, digestive support and inflammatory health.* Try these supplements to support fitness and exercise endurance.*
Eat a Healthy Diet
We always encourage a healthy, well-rounded diet. While many of us may have increased our time in the kitchen, the truth is that these unique circumstances have all impacted us differently. Some of us may be excited to start eating at our favorite local spots again as they re-open, while some of us will continue to embrace our inner-chefs at home. There’s no right or wrong answer, but aim for healthy, well-rounded food choices as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. A healthy diet can support gastrointestinal health, healthy weight management, restful sleep, mood health and so much more.* Returning to work? Try meal-prepping to help make easy food choices readily available as well as clear up your free time. Try supplementing a healthy diet with Nature’s Lab Six Daily or One Daily for a variety of essential nutrients, minerals, superfoods and more.*
Check in with your Mental Wellbeing
It’s important to take time to check in with your mood and wellbeing as we transition out of stay-at-home orders. While many of us may be excited to return to normal life, some may be apprehensive, whether it’s anxiety or stress due to upcoming workloads, changes in social distancing, or simply having a little more on your plate than normal. As the body perceives stress, the adrenal glands make and release a hormone called cortisol. Normal levels are released when you wake up in the morning or exercise to help support blood pressure health, however long-term stress and increased levels of stress may lead to fatigue, anxiety, gastrointestinal problems and decreased immune health.* Reduce stress levels by setting healthy limitations, and don’t be afraid to say no and take time for self-care and activities you enjoy, such as reading, meditating, gardening or another favorite hobby. Shop our range of mood support supplements. Interested in relaxing aromatherapy? Try Paradise Springs Essential Oils
Support Immune Health Beyond Cold and Flu Season
The main purpose of the immune season is to protect the body from illness, and cold and flu season is the most common time of the year for individuals to get sick. While this period spans from November to March, it is important to support immune health through cold and flu season and beyond.* Supplements are a convenient way to support immune system health along with regular exercise, restful sleep and a healthy diet.* Shop our immune support supplements (and subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about our upcoming immune support releases such as Echinacea 760 mg, Immunity Synergy, Detox Formula and more). Read below to see a few of our highlights.
Nature’s Lab Super Vitamin C, 100 mg
Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, plays an important role in supporting the body’s tissues and systems, including skeletal, circulatory and cardiovascular.* Vitamin C can help support healthy immune function, mood, vision, and healthy inflammatory response.*
Nature's Lab Super Vitamin C uses calcium ascorbate complex, a source of vitamin C that is non-acidic and gentle on the stomach. Plus, Nature's Lab Super Vitamin C provides 1,000 mg of vitamin C as well as 200 mg of quercetin and 200 mg of citrus bioflavonoids per serving. Quercetin and citrus bioflavonoids are flavonols that occur naturally in certain fruits and vegetables. These powerful antioxidants may contribute to good health through their ability to neutralize free radicals and help support a healthy inflammation response.* Click here to learn more, and also stay tuned for more vitamin C products from Nature’s Lab.
Nature’s Lab Turmeric Extract
We love turmeric! This ancient herb has been used in traditional remedies for 4,000 years and helps support immune, digestive, and liver health as well as a healthy inflammatory response.* While Nature’s Lab offers several turmeric products, we love Turmeric Extract Curcumin C3 with BioPerine for it’s curcuminoid content. Curcuminoids are the most potent compounds in turmeric. They are the active ingredients in the root that offer up all the incredible health benefits traditionally associated with turmeric.* Shop additional turmeric supplements here.
Nature’s Lab Mushroom 7
While mushrooms may be a culinary staple, they may also have several immune-boosting benefits.* Nature’s Lab Mushroom 7 contains a blend of seven organic mushroom species grown on brown rice. The mushrooms are specifically selected to complement each other in supporting the immune system as well as cell function and endurance.* Shop Nature’s Lab Mushroom 7, and check out our range of mushroom supplements including our Ancient Mushroom Immunity Kit.