You may be wondering why this article specifies modern day as a time for this topic. Glad you asked, and here is the answer. Modern times have so much processed food, experimental ingredients, mystery ingredients, pesticides, chemical cleaners, air fresheners, and more.

In addition, we are more stressed than ever, and exercise may be harder to come by now that many gyms are still closed. Perhaps your usual location for getting your body moving is closed, such as a dance studio.

With all of these things combined, we are exposed to more toxins and adding stress makes it more problematic. Sometimes our bodies just get pushed past their abilities. Nutrition is not only the foods and drinks that you consume, but many other factors contribute.

With that being said, here are some tips on how to make sure your body is getting the right nutrients to fight the good fight.

1. The most obvious tip is to just eat better foods. Fruits, vegetables, raw or unprocessed foods, and plenty of water to drink. Consider adding green, black or other teas (unsweetened) to your diet. Avoid instant coffee and try to use fresh ground. The resources for how to eat healthy are out there in abundance, so just do a quick search online.

2. Make sure your gut health is in tip top shape. Even if you are eating all the right foods, your gut determines which nutrients get into the blood and which get discarded. Making sure your gut is working well is crucial to absorbing nutrients. Ask your doctor if your digestive system may need some checkups.

3. If you use chemicals for cleaning, consider using chemical free options. You don’t want to risk ingesting or breathing chemicals when you don’t have to.

4. Reduce stress in any way you can. Try going along with a meditation or yoga video online. If that doesn’t work, look for as many stress relief exercises as you can. Dance to your favorite music in the living room. Exercise is key to physical, mental, and emotional health. Try working out from home, or at a local park in a private area away from people.

5. Always do something you really enjoy as often as you can. These feel good moments can really make a difference in how healthy you feel, and can reduce your stress.

These are hard times in the year 2020. Best of luck to everyone out there just trying to be healthy!

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