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Resiliency in Panicked World

By: Spencer
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Your body’s immune system contains many cells, tissues and organs that work together to fight off germs and viruses. Chronic stress can weaken your immune system, causing you to catch colds or other viruses more easily.

Dealing with stress in a healthy way helps strengthen your body’s immune response when it is attacked by a germ or virus.

I understand that news about COVID-19 can cause fear and anxiety for many people in our community. Self-care can help with your resilience – your ability to deal with and recover from stress.

Try these tips to help improve your overall health and manage stress:

  • Avoid excessive media coverage, and instead refer to the CDC or local and state health agencies for reliable, accurate information
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Talk with your family and friends about how you’re feeling
  • Stay positive and reassure your children that they are safe

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