The adrenal glands are small organs that sit on top of each kidney. They produce over 50 hormones and play a vital role in metabolism, reproduction, blood pressure, and immune health. Most notably, the adrenals manage our stress response by releasing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
If there was ever a time to exercise, this is it, and here’s why! Stress and anxiety levels are at an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of where the stress is coming from (health, finance, isolation), when it reaches a tipping point, it activates our natural fight-or-flight response.
Remember that “social distance” does not mean “emotional distance”. Let’s not lose sight of the need to reach out and connect with those most important to us. Keeping ties with others can help to decrease feelings of social isolation and to maintain a sense of community and connection during stressful times.
When it comes to nutrition, there’s a positive side to these challenging times. Working from home has its advantages. It provides us with the opportunity to have more time for meal prep and regular home cooked meals. Let’s consider what groceries to buy and what to eat to help boost your immune system.
As global health concerns increase, and in the interest of containment, many of us are now offered or required to work remotely. Navigating this change can be tricky if you aren’t accustomed to working remotely. Ready to transition to a healthy work-from-home environment? We’ve got some great tips for you.