As Work-From-Home (WFH) becomes the new normal, the realities of performing work and home functions simultaneously may feel like a never-ending cycle. While everyone is trying their best to get a knack on winning in this situation, managing this new lifestyle stressor is not easy for all women, and coping might even be more difficult for working moms.
Pressures build up overtime and if unaddressed, it can result to chronic stress that may also affect your blood health. If you notice yourself experiencing symptoms of prolonged fatigue, lack of energy, and lack of motivation, it is time to reassess your lifestyle as you may be experiencing a case of iron deficiency anemia.
A healthy blood leads to a healthier immune system
Ang Dugo Mo, Kamusta? — is the question that Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) wants every Filipino to have for themselves and their loved ones. Iron Deficiency Anemia is a common case in Filipino women and those with chronic medical conditions. And most of those who have it have learned to function despite experiencing its symptoms.
When the body has iron deficiency anemia, it is unable to produce healthy red blood cells which store and carry oxygen to the other parts of the body. The risk of not addressing this condition may take a toll on the immune system and the body can be more susceptible to illnesses and infections.1
Small lifestyle changes to boost your blood health and immunity
Incorporating small healthy changes into your current WFH situation can help improve your blood health. Here are three easy ways to add to your daily schedule to fight iron deficiency anemia and keep your immunity healthy.
1. Perform quick 12-minute exercise routines daily2
There are plenty of workout routines available online that you can complete in under 15 minutes. But if you still find those taxing, just keep in mind that the goal is to have your heart rate up a little, so think of it as working out efficiently by exerting the right amount of effort.
This can be as basic as going up and down the stairs, jumping rope, or even just walking around the house for 12 minutes. If you want more intensity, you can try the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with short but intense bursts of activity with short break periods.
Moderate exercise routines when done daily can boost your immunity. Plus, it also helps boost your energy for the day.
‘About Iron Deficiency Anemia’ https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/nutritional/iron-deficiency-anaemia
‘The Right Exercise To Boost Your Immune System’ Lifehack.org https://www.lifehack.org/453431/the-right-exercise-to-boost-your-immune-system
2. Help your body fight off iron deficiency anemia with Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) 3
Proper diet and nutrition help keep the body healthy. Going for nutritious meals over processed ones and choosing food rich in iron like red meat, beans, dark green leafy vegetables to add to your diet can benefit your body positively. But for those who are running on hectic daily schedules, monitoring a balanced diet might be a hard commitment to make. Taking multivitamins daily can help the body get the nutrients and minerals it needs when your food intake won’t be able to provide them.
Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) is an iron supplement with vitamins and minerals that helps replenish iron stores and increases red blood cell levels in the body. 4 It has ferrous gluconate, a type of iron salt which allows better absorption of iron in the body, Folic acid, and vitamin B12 which are vital for production of red blood cells and during pregnancy. It also contains Vitamin C which helps improve iron absorption, and Copper sulphate and manganese sulphate that helps in the metabolic processes of blood cell production.
3. Get quality sleep
Sleep is vital to having a strong immune system and while everyone is aware of this, not all are keeping close tabs of their sleeping routines. The National Sleep Foundation released sleep-quality recommendations, which include: being able to fall asleep in 30 minutes or less, waking.
up for five minutes or longer not more than once a night, you fall back asleep within 20 minutes, and you’re asleep 85% of the time you spend in bed. 5
If you’re guilty of not meeting these recommendations, try to change up the way you get ready for bed. Create a healthy sleep routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time daily to train your body and mind on a schedule. Free yourself from your phone or tablet at least one hour before bedtime so your brain won’t be stimulated. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine like reading a book, meditation, or drinking tea to put you into a state of calm.
Consider these small lifestyle changes an investment to your health. When you maintain a healthy blood, it keeps you less vulnerable in getting illnesses and infections. Taking Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) helps regulate your blood iron, so you won’t have to worry about experiencing symptoms of iron deficiency anemia.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.