During these times of uncertainty I find myself trying to do everything possible to stay calm and clear of all negative energy. This typically results in me drinking a LOT of ginger tea and working to stay busy. One of my favorite teas is this organic ginger tea. Sometimes I add a handful of fennel seeds. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and immune boosting. Both fennel and ginger are great for digestion and help move stomach and spleen chi from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective. Today I’m going to reveal to you just some of the ways to stay healthy that I’ve been practicing this week.
Outside of my tea consumption (ha!) I wanted to reach out and share what I’m doing this week to stay healthy and reduce stress during this Covid-19 National Emergency. I’ll go into some of these points in greater detail in future blog posts but today I wanted to share a rundown of what’s going on in Casa de Mercree.
Physical activity and exercise
I am preparing a plan for fun exercise to stay healthy and happy. I do lift weights at the gym and I don’t want to lose ground while I’m home. Here’s my evolving plan: I have made a Spotify mix of all my favorite Zumba dance routine songs. I’m planning to use that for cardio and to supplement that with running and sprints outside. I’m fortunate enough to live in a low traffic area so I can do that. I’ve never been one of those people who enjoys running on a treadmill. If I do run it’s usually outside. It’s a good way to get some fresh air. I’ve also ordered some new 10 pound free weights. I already have 5 pounds free weights but I’ve built up my resistance to be able to lift a little bit more lately so this way I have both. Stay tuned in the coming weeks and I will share more of my workout routine with you! I’m not a fitness professional by any means! But I’ll let you know what works for me and see if any of you have other ideas.
Meditation and Mindfulness
I have written numerous books on these topics and it is a daily commitment to mindful living that has helped me manage stress and continue to experience the evolution of consciousness. Check out my other blog post on 3 Minute Mindfulness hacks here.
Nutritious, colorful foods and conscious eating
I am about to take a break from writing this post to go eat either one or two fresh grapefruits! I’m a big fan of grapefruits. I eat them a lot anyways. And, of course, they’re full of vitamin C and myriad of wonderful nutrients. They are also useful for moving and mobilizing liver chi according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. We are getting close to Spring which is the season of liver chi movement. We want to wake up our liver chi. Therefore, it’s a wonderful time to eat grapefruits seasonally as well as to provide us with lots of delicious bioavailable vitamin C. I will share more about liver chi and health in an upcoming blog post…What I’m Doing to Stay Healthy – Part 2.
Eat the rainbow! Enjoy fresh produce, preferably organic, of every color. Functional medicine nutritionists tell us that ideally each week we would be best served to consume 40 different kinds of fruits, vegetables, and seeds. Doing so provides us with high levels of micronutrients! When we feed our bodies well, we feel good! I add tons of fun things to my salads to get those micronutrients like: chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, mulberries, sesame seeds, and hemp hearts.
Sending love and light to you and your loved ones during this trying time.
Any and all information on this website and shared by Amy Leigh Mercree is only intended to identify modalities that may boost your immune system. It is not meant to recommend any treatments, nor have any of these modalities been clinically proven effective against coronavirus. Always consult your physician or healthcare provider prior to using any of these modalities. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov.