Future-proof your health for the next pandemic

Future-proof your health for the next pandemic

Life is slowly getting back to normal, Natasha Hodge, nutritional advisor, looks at the positives we can take from the state of the world’s health with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What does normal life look like to you? Did lockdown change you for better or worse? We’ve heard about the ‘corona kilos’ and the ‘lockdown belly’. We’ve laughed at these clever terms and the Tik Toks of people drinking prosecco for breakfast to cope with unprecedented times.

I hate to get serious, as we have definitely had serious coming out of our ears, but we need to learn from this event in our collective history.

For starters, the link between how much sugar is in our blood is directly linked to the severity of the virus. Metabolic health, or lack thereof, has been highlighted.

We are currently making ourselves more vulerable to all types of disease. And we’re doing it unwittingly. Every single one of us has our own idea of what healthy is and even if we don’t adhere to it, we know its there if and when we need it. It feels like a safety net.

But many ideas about healthy eating have very shaky foundations and you do not want to build your future immune system on shaky foundations! Instead of a safety net those ideas could be the rug that could be pulled out from under you.

To lighten the mood, I’m now going to be really positive. Thank goodness, you cry!

How fantastic is it that we can be truly prepared for the next inevitable strain of the coronovirus? How fortuitous that you’ve have stumbled across this article? Once you know that there are just a few tweaks you can make right now to enhance your immune system, you can start to build up you health defence mechanisms without delay.

And rest assured that you will not be told to starve yourself.

You will not be told to run a marathon.

You will not be told to count calories or restrict portion size. Hooray!

What do you need to do?

  1. Cook your own food.
  2. Eat in an 8 hour eating window i.e. 11am to 7pm.
  3. Improve your muscle strength with 5 minutes (yes, 5 minutes!) of resistance training a day.

That’s it. You’re welcome.

What was that quote again? “Prevention is not just better than cure, prevention IS the cure.” Thank you Dr Robert Lustig.

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