With flu season just around the corner and the heightened health concerns surrounding Covid-19, wellness speaker Lauren Vaknine, gives us her views on how to combat winter-bugs, and back-to-work anxieties as we all begin to come to terms with a ”new-normal” way of working.
Diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2, Lauren was wheelchair-bound and riddled from head to toe with arthritis by her late teens. With nothing else working to manage her pain and symptoms, Lauren decided to take a different approach to healing, looking into natural ways to heal her body. Her dedication to a more natural approached worked, and she went into remission.
Today, Lauren is an educational and motivational speaker on natural health.
Working alongside Great British Speakers, she offers her latest guide to staying healthy.
As Britain returns back to work, we each have a responsibility to take our health seriously. With that said, many of us have been away from the workplace, and public transport, for up to 6 months. As we adjust back to life in the workplace, we may face some anxiety. Anxieties such as socialising again, or how we can remain as healthy as possible at such a time, or even feeling a little bit afraid to leave the comfort of our homes, are all normal reactions.
Reaching and maintaining a state of wellness means acknowledging the importance of all 4 aspects of self – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – and working proactively towards enhancing them all.
With that in mind, I decided to create a wellbeing protocol, to offer practical and effective ways to aid our physical and psychological wellbeing while our bodies and minds adjust to life after lockdown.
What we understand, is that virus mutate, and attempt to attack the cells of a human body. A healthy immune system has all it needs to be able to put up a barrier against these microbes. This barrier comes in the form of our own, very well-developed and well-evolved microbes. However, it is up to us to protect this innate and ready-to-function immune system, to enable it to protect us against illness. Fear and anxiety, believe it or not, can contribute to a weakened immune system. As well as our physical wellbeing, there are also steps we can take to ensure a healthy, thriving brain and nervous system.
Here are some steps we could all be taking to ensure optimal wellbeing:
I hope these suggestions offer some reassurance that by being proactive and responsible for our own wellbeing, we can contribute in a large way to our health, thereby alleviating some anxiety surrounding returning to work.
Love & health, Lauren