Where to get help during Covid-19
Health and Wellbeing:
If you are self-isolating and in need of help we have vetted volunteers in your area ready to help with:
- Shopping drop
- Medication pick up
- Running errands
- Dog walking
Web: www.beonhand.co.uk Phone: 0203 488 4912
Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for that one person. Anon.
Build your Immune System and help your own body to fight off infections. How do I do that especially during a lock-down?
According to Chinese medicine when our energy (Qi) is weak, it suggests the body is not functioning in some way. How this manifests will depend on our constitution. For some people a specific organ may have become impaired or for other people, insufficient Qi may manifest in lethargy or the Immune system becoming weak leaving us more susceptible to illness.
During lock-down our Qi is being challenged. Working from home and spending long periods of time on the computer can result in shallow breathing, as our posture can become more distorted and the ability to draw in air to the lungs is impaired. Taking a break to exercise or taking a walk in the fresh air is an important source of Qi. Our core beliefs and mental attitudes will also determine our Qi levels.
Many people are not working due to the pandemic and spirits are low at this time which can result in a sedentary lifestyle manifesting in weight gain often as a result of eating junk food for comfort. Healthy eating does not have to cost the earth and can be fun to prepare and comforting to eat.
Homemade soups provide something quick to lift the spirits in these long winter days to include ingredients like chickpea, lentil, sweet potato, or carrot. Ingredients that provide a sustained source of Qi.
Try some of Nigel Slaters recipes for inspiration.