What supplements to take to increase immunity during COVID-19?

Good nutrition is essential for a healthy immune system so it’s vital to eat well when viruses are circulating. Eating a balanced diet will help to keep you and your immune system healthy:

  • Include a range of different fruits and vegetables in your diet to get plenty of vitamins and minerals
  • Try to eat fruits and vegetables of different colours as they contain different kinds of nutrients
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of wholegrains and protein
  • Avoid unhealthy fatty and sugary foods

Cardiac Screen Suppliments during COVID-19

The best way to get the nutrition you need is through a healthy diet, but supplements can make up for anything that is lacking in your food.

A multivitamin supplement can top up any vitamins you’re missing out on, but there are some vitamins that could be particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Vitamin D is the nutrient that people in the UK are most likely to lack, especially when we aren’t spending much time outside as sunshine helps our bodies to process it
  • Vitamin K helps to regulate blood clotting so some scientists believe it might help protect against COVID-19 complications, although the evidence is limited
  • Vitamin C is important for our immune systems so it can be a good idea to take a supplement if you’re not getting enough from your diet

Make sure to read the labels on nutritional supplements and don’t take more than one supplement containing the same nutrient. Too much of a particular vitamin can be harmful.

Other ways to boost your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Getting regular exercise can improve your general health as well as your immune system
  • Making sure you are sleeping well can keep your immune system at its best
  • Managing your stress levels can prevent your mood from weakening your immune system

How to Start Exercising Safely?

Exercise is one of the best things you can do to look after your heart, but it is important to make sure that you are exercising safely. Many people have been inspired to start exercising during the COVID-19 lockdown but rushing into it could put your health at risk, especially if you have a heart condition. Here are our tips on starting to exercise safely so that you can improve your heart health without risking injuries or triggering your symptoms.

How to Start Exercising Safely

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Can Stroke Affect Your Balance?

Stroke can have a dramatic impact on many aspects of your health and mobility. One aspect that can be particularly significant is your balance, as any issues in this area can put you at risk of falling and injuring yourself while you are recovering from a stroke. It’s important to be aware of any impact that a stroke has had on your balance and to take steps to restore your balance as part of your recovery.

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How Can You Avoid a Stroke?

Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the UK. We all need to be aware of the signs and what to do if someone is having a stroke. However, we should also be taking steps to protect ourselves by reducing the risk of strokes. Up to 90% of strokes could have been prevented so we need to know how to avoid it.

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