Maintaining Health and Safety as the World Begins to Reopen.

Maintaining Our Health and Safety as the World Begins to Reopen

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With restrictions easing, people going back to work, and the world gradually opening up, it’s important to continue prioritizing health and safety measures. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to continue to support overall health and wellbeing. SlimFast Plan Consultant and Registered Dietitian, Maryann Walsh shares her thoughts on what you can do today, to prepare for what’s to come.

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Maintaining an exercise routine staying on track with weight loss and weight maintenance efforts, and getting health concerns like high blood pressure and diabetes under control can help support a healthy immune system as we enter the Fall and Winter months. Below are some more tips!

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Immune Boosting Foods

When you fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods, you help support its ability to stay healthy and to fight illness. Look for foods high in Vitamin C, D, and Zinc1,2, as well as those foods with Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, nuts, and olive oil3. Even your SlimFast Advanced Nutrition Shakes are a great source of nutrients and are packed with over 24 vitamins and minerals!

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Practice Safety Measures When Shopping for Your Food

We live in a time where we have the convenience of purchasing our groceries digitally and either having them delivered or picking them up in a contactless way. Make sure that if you decide to physically go grocery shopping that you always use hand sanitizer before and after and that you wipe down shopping cart or basket handles with a disinfecting wipe. Make sure to thoroughly wash your produce and wipe down food preparation surfaces prior to and after preparing foods4. The FDA has additional tips and advice for practicing safety while at the grocery store and once you get your groceries home. You can read more by clicking this link.

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Continue to Practice Proper Self-Care and Stress Management

Whether you have been successfully following a self-care and stress management regimen throughout quarantine, or you are still working towards establishing a routine that works for you, don’t underestimate the importance of taking time for yourself as the pace of life begins to pick up again. Check out these informative blogs with tips and advice on self-care and stress management!

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21527855
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16373990
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6834330/
  4. https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/shopping-food-during-covid-19-pandemic-information-consumers

 

ABOUT MARYANN

A consultant of The SlimFast Plan, Maryann is a Registered Dietitian with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences and Dietetics and a Master of Food and Nutrition. She has extensive experience working with clients of all ages and from all walks of life, helping them to achieve their wellness and weight-loss goals. Learn more about Maryann.