23 STATES: Photos above taken on walks during COVID-19 from people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Thank you to Beth, Charlotte, Jan, Jane, Jayshree, Jeff, Kate, Kristin, Lee, Lisa, another Lisa, Lynne, Malvika, Melissa, Michelle, Molly, Priya, Samantha, Sarah, another Sarah, Sharon, Stacey, Sushma, Tina, another Tina, and Tommy!
Exercise In Nature
Healthy eating can be difficult due to stress, limited groceries, and inadequate food supplies. Keep consistent mealtimes. If possible, try to consume a varied diet with all the food groups, healthy snacks, plenty of water, and vitamins.
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Sleep may be disturbed with stress. Try and keep a consistent bedtime routine and minimize caffeine later in the day. Did you know that eating foods high in tryptophan may assist with sleep? Your body converts the amino acid tryptophan to 5-HTP which is a precursor to melatonin. Tryptophan rich foods include seeds, nuts, fish, meats, beans, chicken, eggs, cheese, etc.
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EXERCISE IN NATURE
Physical distancing can include a run or bike ride or a walk outside. Breathe some fresh air, listen to an energizing podcast, stop for a photograph, watch a bird, or phone a friend. Someone on your path? Create distance by crossing the street, moving a lane, or making a detour.
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Frequent and thorough hand washing, social distancing, limiting exposure to crowds, covering your mouth and nose, and disinfecting surfaces can help to prevent infection.
*Early studies are showing Vitamin D may have a role in Covid mortality rates.
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