As the coronavirus pandemic begins to slow down, many people are questioning how they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe from other illnesses. Restaurants, stadiums, movie theatres and schools are beginning to fill up once again, making some people concerned about the rapid spread of so many germs that the public has not been exposed to for a very long time. For Helen Lee Schifter, she is beaming about the country reopening and returning back to normal, however, she is aware of how vulnerable the public is these days to getting sick. As an expert on health and wellness, she wants the article to be viewed as a guide for people to educate themselves on how to remain safe and healthy at all times.
Schifter is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy as well as Amherst College. She is well known as being a former arbitrage trader on Wall Street. She also was an editor at Hearst and Condé Nast. She currently lives in New York City, where she is a participant and advocate in tea ceremonies and implores that it does wonders for her health and keeps her “zen.” In an interview she did with Medium, when asked about the tea ceremonies, she said, “The tea ceremony brings the world benefits on two levels — physical and mental. Physically, green tea or matcha has a myriad of health boosters, as it’s full of antioxidants called catechins. Studies show it drops high blood pressure and lowers bad cholesterol. Matcha is also a much cleaner “buzz” than coffee, with smoother energy, more long-lasting, due to the amino acid L-Theanine, which has a sustained calming effect. Mentally, the four spiritual pillars of the tea ceremony are purity, tranquility, respect, and harmony. If we could all reflect upon those concepts for a few minutes each day, the world impact might be immeasurable.”
As a powerful voice for health and wellness, Helen Lee Schifter wants to provide the same insight for the public’s health once the pandemic has ceased. Listed below are her recommendations for how people can continuously make their health a priority:
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Food is fuel for your body and by providing it with healthy, energetic options, it will work as a defense against sickness. Eating healthy also assists in lowering stress levels and forming a strong immune system.
Drink Plenty of Water
According to experts, drinking water helps get rid of toxins in your body. It plays an important role in helping your body function properly and prevent illness.
Engage in Frequent Exercise
By engaging in exercise, you help strengthen your heart and lung muscles that later help lower the risk of catching any illness or disease. It also helps reduce stress and anxiety, which can weaken a person’s immune system.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Immune health can increase significantly from a good night’s sleep. The recommended duration of sleep for adults is 7-9 hours. When a person does not get enough sleep, their infection-fighting antibodies are reduced and people are more likely to get sick.
The tips above are just a few examples of the many ways people can take care of their health and stay safe. Helen Lee Schifter wants to remind readers that even though the coronavirus pandemic is not a large threat anymore, other diseases do exist and people are still prone to becoming ill if they do not practice proper hygiene. She hopes that people will become more educated after reading this article and will share their newfound knowledge with their loved ones so everyone can keep each other safe and healthy for years to come.