The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and so is our journey toward good health and
wellness. This health crisis has brought into focus the many things that we need to improve on
in certain aspects of our lives. Here are a few recommendations from Watsons on what you can do at home to help keep your immunity strong and your family healthy.
Being active has been shown to have many benefits physically and mentally. When you
exercise, you feel better because of the release of hormones called endorphins. Exercise plays
an important role in building and maintaining strong muscles and bones and increases your
level of energy. It can also boost your immunity. It is difficult to take up a sport or go to the gym when we are required to be indoors but we can certainly spend 30 minutes everyday to stretch and do some cardio and simple exercises. Household chores, such as cleaning the floor and doing the laundry, can also be forms of physical activity.
Eating healthy food can ensure that you and your immune system will be in great shape. Good
nutrition is essential to a strong immune system. Antioxidant-rich foods that can boost the
immune system are citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, red bell peppers, ginger, garlic, carrots, sunflower seeds and turmeric. One thing I make sure to drink every day is Nutrabliss by Watsons Tea because tea is also an antioxidant.
GET QUALITY SLEEP
A good night’s sleep is important to your overall health and wellbeing. Going to bed at the same time every night, limiting the intake of caffeine-based drinks, cutting down on daytime naps and reducing the amount you spend scrolling through your gadgets and watching TV are some of the things you can change about your sleeping habits. Remember that getting a good night’s
sleep regularly gives your body the strength to fight bacteria.
TAKE VITAMINS REGULARLY
The body needs vitamins and nutrients to function properly. Unfortunately, we do not get them
all for our diet. Taking a daily vitamin helps boost the immune system and gives the body more
energy. For example, you need Vitamin C for continued good health. Pro tip: Stock up on your
supply with Watsons Generics Ascorbic Acid.
Vitamin C isn’t the only vitamin that can keep you healthy. Enervon Activ Soft Gel helps boost
immunity and promote healthy hair and skin. Myra E 400IU, on the other hand, is also rich with
Vitamin E to help fight cell damage. For the kids, let’s help support their growth not just in height but in strength with Growee Syrup or Cherifer PGM with Zinc capsules.
TOP UP WITH SUPPLEMENTS
Like vitamins, supplements are a great way to give your health an extra boost. They also have
antioxidants that can do a lot of good for your mind and body. They can include supplements
like MET Tathione, NU Essence Collagen and Organique Acai Juice. You can also keep
your defenses up with supplements that harness the power of natural ingredients such as MX3
capsules and Watsons Generics Malunggay + Mangosteen.
Preparedness is key to protection, so make sure you have your health essentials to help your
home stay ready for any health emergency. These include Lola Remedios, Strepsils and
Prosource Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, know that you can count on these items being available
Watsons is here to continue providing your family's health essentials in any of its stores
nationwide. You can also order online at watsons.com.ph or call on select branches to have
your orders delivered. For contact details of branches near you, you can check out this list:
When you shop, use your Watsons Card to earn points and get a chance to win a UV Care
Deluxe Germ Terminator, Super Power UV Vacuum or Smart Robot UV Vacuum with a
minimum purchase of Php500 on select health items. Promo runs until June 24, 2020.
For more updates, you can also follow us on our social media pages on Facebook and
Instagram at @watsonsph. Stay safe and healthy!