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Health Matters: Keep safe and healthy during COVID-19

April 15, 2021 3 min read

Health Matters: Keep safe and healthy during COVID-19-VPA Australia


Now a year after the COVID-19 pandemicoutbreak, we find astronger andshared global awareness for the importance of our overall health and hygiene protocols to avoid getting sick. Building a healthy lifestyle is vital for us to maintain our health and wellbeing during these challenging times. 

Here’s a quick checklist to ensure you’re all set on the path to a healthier lifestyle. 

Boost your immune system


Our immune system works todefend the body against invading toxins and bacteria so strengthening it is key. A great way to do so is by trading off unhealthy habits for a healthier lifestyle by consuming fresh and nutritious food, engaging in regular exercise, and getting good sleep.In the midst of the pandemic stress and anxiety, we know how hard it can be to keep this up but we’re here to give you a few tips to make it easy. 

You may already have these immune boosters lying around the kitchen, if not, remember to grab some at your local grocery store and incorporate them into your homemade meals. 

  • Citrus fruits – high in Vitamin C 
  • Capsicums
  • Broccoli – issupercharged with vitamins and minerals. It is packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fiber and many other antioxidants. 
  • Garlic 
  • Ginger – helps decreases inflammation. 
  • Spinach – packed with numerous antioxidantsand also rich in Vitamin C. 
  • Yogurt – good source of vitamin D and probiotic cultures that strengthen the digestive track. 
  • Turmeric – is an anti-inflammatory. Itcanhelp decrease exercise-induced muscle damage. 
  • Green Tea – good source of amino acid L-Theanine 

Sometimes when we fail to get the right nutrients from our food, a great way to boost your immune system is by taking supplements. We have created a list of VPA supplements for health and wellbeinghere. 

This includes:
 

  • Collagen Pro -is ideal for those who want tomaximise their gut health. 
  • Multi Greens – contains a blend of Super Greens: barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina.PA Multi Greens is also high in vitamins, minerals, proteins,enzymes and antioxidants that can ensure optimal cell function and effective protein and nutrient absorption. 
  • L-Glutamine- has strong muscle building properties andworks to repair muscle fibers quickly and reduce recovery times between training. L-glutamine also promotes good gut health. 

Read more on the bloghere. 


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Stay active


Whetheryou’re huddled at home or not, it’s important to look for ways to stay active for both your physical and mental health or emotional wellbeing. Tune in to online home workoutsor workout routines with your gym via video link to stay connected with coaches/gym mates and get active from the convenience of your home. Or perhaps, head out for a quick run in the neighborhood while still observing social distance protocols. 

According theDepartment of Health, “where there islow community transmission of COVID-19, wearing a mask in the community when you are well is not generally recommended. 

However, where there is significant community transmission (as determined by jurisdictional public health authorities), you may choose, or be required to, wear a mask. If physical distancing is difficult to maintain, for example on public transport, covering your face with a mask can provide some extra protection. 

VPA is proud to announce that we have produced disposable face masks for you to have ready wherever you go.


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If you are looking for a reliable gym that stocks VPA Supplements, view our roster of gym partners and stockistshere.  


Maintain a healthy diet


The power and impact ofthefood we eat play an important role to our wellbeing. Set yourself up with well-rounded, nutritious, and balanced diets that are packed with vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fats. 

Find the time to meal prep ahead so eating healthier is as easy as grab and go. Our team has created a step-by-stepguide on how to cut-down meal prep time which includes a few easy and delicious meal prep hacks found on ourVPAYoutube channel. 



Look after your mental health


Dealing with anxiety and stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be tough while we are advised to stay at home for most times. But there are a few things you can do to help ease the situation. 

  • Strike a balance with your news and media consumption as these may overwhelm you. 
  • Get information from credible sourceseg. your stategovernment and health authorities (i.e. Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Australian Government and World HealthOrganisation (WHO). 
  • Stay connected or seek support whether from friends, family, colleagues, or professional support. 
  • Stay connected or seek support whether from friends, family, colleagues, or professional support. 
  • Stick to a routine. Get plenty of good sleep, exercise, eat healthy, and allocate quick breaks within work. 
  • Stay connected. Spend time with your loved ones at home or organize online calls.  

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