A new week starts in lockdown and whether you are working from home or a key worker we all need to look after ourselves and stay safe and healthy. So, what is the best advice to consider for staying healthy and keeping your immune system healthy and functioning at its best to help fight viruses?

As in normal times the advice is pretty much the same: ensure you have adequate rest and sleep, exercise regularly, eat well, and stay hydrated. Eating the right foods and drinking for hydration are particularly important.

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is based in the gut, so boosting your immune health through good nutrition, proper rest and hydration is important to help fight off infections.

How can I eat healthier?

Vitamin and minerals — particularly A, C and E, as well as zinc — play an important role in keeping the immune system strong so that it can fight off any germs and illness. Consider your plate of food and make sure each meal contains a balanced mix of vegetables and lean meats or fish, combined with dairy and healthy fats, and this should deliver what you need to help keep your immune system strong.

Prebiotic and probiotic foods support a healthy gut flora, and this is why it’s important to eat foods such as fruits, vegetables, kefir products and yogurts.

multi function hot tap for hydration

Why water is best

Your body needs fluids and electrolytes to function at its best, especially when you are suffering symptoms like a fever, coughing, diarrhea and sickness, which can easily dehydrate you. Proper rehydration helps with illness recovery.

Healthy hydration levels can also help your nose by maintaining the health of the mucous membrane and decreasing irritation when coughing and sneezing.

Rehydration drinks and sachets with electrolytes are readily available in the supermarket or pharmacy and good to take relieve symptoms associated with illness-related mild to moderate dehydration to replace those lost fluids.

Fizzy drinks and those with a lot of sugar like sports drinks are not such good choices for sorting dehydration symptoms resulting from illness because of their higher sugar content which can make stomach issues worse. Plus sugar is bad for you for other reason.

Water dispensers

So to take the best care of yourself when working from home or your business, don’t miss meals or forget to refill you reusable bottle or glass. We have some affordable and stylish water dispensers to help keep your family and team hydrated with chilled and filtered pure drinking water.

Good nutrition, hydration, rest and exercise will all help boost your immunity and help to keep you healthy.