How are you coping these days? Finding it challenging to self isolate? Concerned about the precautions you need to take in order to keep yourself and your loved ones well and safe? Of course you are! We all are!
But if you are a Baby Boomer like me, you probably still think that, as long as you practise good hygiene and social distancing, you are still fairly immune to the disease. After all, we are not that old! It’s the folks in their 80’s and 90’s we need to worry about most — not ourselves.
This is what I have thought until now. But the reality is that our immune system is not as strong as it was when we were young. So it’s important that we take extra care of ourselves, if for no other reason than there are other people — elderly parents and young grandchildren and partners — who depend on us.
To that end, I include here a wonderful article that offers some good tips on how to build a stronger immune system and stay healthy: A Good Defense Is a Boomer’s Best Offense, by Joy Stephenson-Laws, as found on Sixty and Me.
Oh and by the way, “worry” and non-stop exposure to media talk about the coronavirus do not help to build a good immune system. There are more pro-active and helpful ways to stay healthy, as this author points out. As always, speak to your doctor or medical professional for advice regarding your health and well-being.
Happy reading and stay well and safe!