Lockdown Logic

Posted on: December 1st, 2020 by Carrie Young No Comments

Across the pond, England is experiencing its second lockdown, along with parts of Spain, Germany, and France. Los Angeles recently started ours- albeit slightly more lenient than theirs. Restlessness and stress are sure to come with it; staying healthy becomes a challenge as sleep cycles, moods, and eating habits are in disarray. How can you be expected to grab a shot of wheatgrass when there’s a basket of french fries from Postmates to help ease the quarantine stress? Enter Rosemary Ferguson, one of London’s most esteemed wellness experts. After a successful career as a former model, Ferguson embarked on an entirely new livelihood: helping others embrace a holistic, clean way of eating and living. Known for her famed cleansing “Five Day Plan,” in the last decade alone she’s successfully become the go-to wellness expert for those in the UK and greater Europe. Ferguson has provided an in-depth guide for facing a range of challenges this winter – whether dealing with seasonal depression, or how to best handle managing stress with your diet. And, to save the best for last, she’s provided expert advice on the healthiest alcohol to consume during holiday gatherings-  on Zoom, of course.

Taking care of yourself as part of your routine is definitely important, and with this extra time during lockdown it’s great to focus a little on self-care. A wellness routine can really be anything from waking up and drinking warm lemon water, going out for a brisk 20 minute walk, or stretching in the evening while Netflix’ing instead of slumped on the sofa-with those fries. Lots of hydrating greens, alkalizing lemon, and anti-inflammatory ginger, cucumber, celery, Swiss chard, lemon, apple, and ginger go well with a good-quality fish oil and a probiotic for overall gut and digestion health. A relaxing bath in the evenings with Epsom salts and lavender oil, and healthy nutritious foods like soups and stews is a better way to go than eating and drinking junk during moments when you seek comfort or familiarity, as ultimately it can make us feel much worse. Focus on whole foods: fruits and veggies and good-quality fats and protein. For insomnia, no caffeine five hours before sleep. No electronics one hour before bed. If you are still struggling to wind down, melatonin, magnesium, and valerian root are great relaxation aids. And if something’s on your mind, write it down before you go to sleep—or talk it out with your partner/a friend/family member. Just pray they still talk to you after.

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