How to stay healthy when you’re stuck at home.

Tips from OBID member, Sheronica Marshall, owner of REV22 Oakland.

With Pennsylvanians under an order to stay at home, many people are finding it difficult to adapt to a new and different routine and stay healthy. With so much uncertainty, it’s important to take time to focus on your health: both mental and physical. The following tips are from OBID member Sheronica Marshall, owner of REV22 Oakland powered by Salud Juicery.

1. Snack Smart.

One of the best ways to stop eating unhealthy snacks is to stop buying them. However, that’s easier said than done. For many people, a more practical approach to improve snacking is to replace the unhealthy snacks with healthy snacks. For example, instead of eating chips, find other foods that satisfy your taste and have a similar potato-chip crunch like carrots, sugar snap peas, or Fuji and Gala apples. Other healthy snacks include Clementine’s, strawberries, blueberries, and almonds. To help your immune system, once or twice a week add fresh lemon to warm water to start your day. Citrus juices help boost the immune system.

Smoothies also make a great snack. For a quick smoothie at home, combine frozen strawberries, blueberries and bananas to your taste. Add OJ for vitamin C or add pomegranate for antioxidants and blend away.

2. What to buy when you shop

Having a balanced diet includes keeping natural and healthy foods and ingredients in your home. While a shopping list can include a lot of things, here are some key items that should be in your basket:

  • Garlic
  • Mixed salad greens
  • Angel or cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Chicken thighs
  • Salmon

3. Make exercise fun.

If you exercise indoors or on a treadmill, watch your favorite comedy, TV show, or movie while you workout. Laughter keeps us healthy and makes exercising more fun. Exercising in the community also helps you stay accountable. If you can’t exercise together in person, join an online class or live-stream on your social media.

4. Helping others is often the best medicine.

Research has shown that volunteering and helping others have many physical and emotional benefits from reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and giving a sense of purpose. At the Juicery, we wanted to support the healthcare workers in our community, so we began delivering nourishing smoothies and writing “Thank you” cards to nurses and doctors in the community.  The idea caught on quickly, and our customers wanted to help too. So we created a new program called “Cups of Goodness” — anyone can buy a nurse, doctor, or first responder a drink, and we’ll make it and deliver it with a special note.  If you want to send a drink, here’s how:

Cups of Goodness — send a smoothie to a healthcare worker

  • Go to oakland.rev22.menufy.com
  • Choose a Smoothie(s). Add “Cup of Goodness” to Special Instructions. 
    • The Jungle VIP, Straw NaNaNa, Berry Glad, and Green Anna are great for energy and immunity.
  • Select Carryout 
  • Select Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., and we will deliver smoothies to the Oakland Hospitals. Deliveries are made every Tuesday and Wednesday.
You can buy a nurse, doctor, or first responder a drink through the “Cups of Goodness” program.

About Salud Juicery

Salud Juicery is a health and wellness juicery with a passion for providing healing and wellness support and through the fresh-pressed juices, smoothies and acai bowls offered by REV22. The menu features items that are nutrient-rich, dairy-free foods with no added sugars and no preservatives that aid the body in healing physically and help build a new mindset that leads to a healthier lifestyle.

COVID-19 UPDATED HOURS. Salud is open for carryout from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. For more information visit http://www.saludjuicery.com/oakland

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