Holly’s Top Tips for Isolation: Number 6
Holly's Top Tips for Isolation: Number 6
Holly, who's spent over two years in isolation due to treatment for her Neurofibromatosis, give us some help on how to cope with lockdown. Here is her Top Tips for Isolation: Number 6.
Number 6: Get Fresh Air
Holly’s sixth tip for coping with isolation is to get fresh air where we can. Be it in back gardens, on a daily walk, or even just beside an open window.
Fresh air has always been linked to health benefits, and it’s more important for us all now, more than ever, that we try to get this outdoor time. The most immediate benefit is the influx of oxygen from breathing fresh air. There are links between oxygen and our serotonin levels, which is why fresh air can make us feel relaxed and happy.
This increase in oxygen doesn’t just make us happier, it makes us healthier too. Good levels of oxygen in the blood can help improve digestion, lower blood pressure, and steady your heart rate. Fresh air can also reduce lung inflammation and increase lung capacity.
Furthermore, experts concluded that it takes just 20 minutes of being outdoors to increase energy levels. So next time you reach for that coffee, heed Holly’s advice and try to get fresh air is possible!
Holly and her family enjoying some fresh air. You can read more about Holly and her COVID-19 experience here.