Seasonal changes can have a direct impact on your health. Your body and mind will be exposed to many changes; and the best way to prepare for change is to eliminate the element of surprise.
Gradually preparing your body, mind, and immune system for the warmer seasons will help build a barrier of protection against any possible allergies, infections, or diseases. Let's take a look at some of the things you can do to help you transition smoothly.
Start with the outside - skin, hair, and nails
As we start exploring outside more often, you will need to become diligent with applying sunscreen and lip balm. Your skin has been shadowed indoors for weeks, and too much sun, suddenly, can be quite a shock. The dry cold weather also takes a toll on our most beautiful features. So, be kind to your skin and ease it gradually into the light.
We love adding Sporton's Omegatone to our diet. Omegatone is a high potency fish oil supplement containing essential fatty acids. It is a rich source of moisture that has many benefits. Sportron’s Skin, Hair, and Nails supplement is another source of FoodState® micronutrients, that help you achieve and maintain beauty from within. This product supports lustrous hair, strong nails, and vibrant skin.
Turning inwards - Your mind
Manage anxious thoughts by managing the news and media you consume. Ask your doctor questions, educate yourself, and most importantly only listen to information from reliable sources.
Winter (and a national lockdown) means many hours spent indoors and that can take a toll on your mental health. Find a way to get outside safely by following the social distancing regulations. Take a stroll around the block, have lunch outside, or do some mindfulness exercises in your garden. Your body naturally produces Vitamin D when you spend time in the sun. And Vitamin D is a natural mood enhancer and will also help strengthen your immune system.
To increase your intake of Vitamin D we recommend Sportron's Magnetone D; a Magnesium supplement rich in Vitamin D.
Support your state of mind and mood with Sportron's Mental Fitness. Mental Fitness is a supplement that supports normal psychological function and mental performance. It can help your nervous system cope during stressful and changing times.
Listen to your gut
Lack of exercise, poor food choices, antibiotics, and other drugs we use during the cold season can throw your gut health off-balance.
Many tiny organisms, called probiotics, live in your gut. In simple terms, probiotics are the friendly soldiers that help fight off harmful diseases; keeping the immune system healthy. Bad lifestyle choices or medication can destroy the good bacteria and leave your system vulnerable to infection. Therefore, you need to refuel your gut with the right bacteria.
You can add a supplement to your diet, that will assist in speeding up the process. Our favourite supplement is Sportron's Floraplex. It is loaded with the right stuff! One capsule contains pre- and probiotics that increase protection against disease-causing bacteria. Also available in a spray. Sportron Floraplex® daily spray can be taken by children from one year of age, and the recommended dose is just one squirt a day.
"Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when ingested, provide numerous health benefits. They’re usually bacteria, but certain types of yeasts can also function as probiotics. Probiotics should not be confused with prebiotics, which are dietary fibres that are food to the probiotics." - Mbali Mapholi, Dietitian, Ascendis Health Direct
Your immune system
COVID-19 has shifted everyone's attention to the immune system. And as flu season might be coming to a close, COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
Our favourite immune-boosting supplements include Sportron's Respitron (available in capsules and syrup) and Ultragard. Ultragard is your all-in-one dietary supplement that provides overall support to your immune system, while Respitron is specifically designed to support the nutritional status of the respiratory system. Respitron is ideal for people who suffer from hay-fever, nasal congestion, and sneezing during spring.
Our chilly winter mornings are already melting away. So, don't be caught off guard!
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Please note that the foods and supplements listed above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.
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