March 18, 2019
Going outdoors can sometimes feel like too much effort when you’re dealing with a chronic illness, but there are important benefits to be had by getting even as little as 10 minutes outdoors. With the weather improving, there’s every reason to make an effort to spend more time outside and truly take in the comforts of nature.
Sunlight Boosts Vitamin D Levels
Vitamin D is a vital ingredient for a healthy immune system, and sunshine is the easiest way to get it — just twenty minutes of sunlight produces up to 20,000 IUs worth of Vitamin D and increases the brain’s natural release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with regulating your mood. Take some time to embrace the sunshine and reap the benefits on your overall mood, but don’t forget your sunscreen!
Grounding Might Help You Feel Better
Some studies have shown that getting in touch with the earth —literally — may reduce pain and lower stress. If you’ve spent time at a beach, you probably noticed the relaxing effect of sitting or laying on the sand. But a patch of grass in your yard or a nearby park can have the same effect. Try grabbing an outdoor blanket, packing a picnic lunch full of healthy foods that are Crohn’s or UC friendly if you’re impacted by either condition and enjoying grounding with the great outdoors.
Exercising outside is good for your body since it helps you move in more natural ways than most indoor exercises. Running on a treadmill, while not necessarily bad, works your muscles in an artificial way. Going for a morning stroll or a walk during sunset can provide physical benefits as well as psychological ones — use your time walking outdoors as a great opportunity to catch up with friends or reconnect with yourself during a busy week. If you’re battling MS, practicing yoga could be your exercise of choice as each pose can be modified and there’s no better place to perfect your practice than outside.
Therapies We Administer
Infusion Express administers high quality infusion and injection therapies, including:
IV Treatments at Infusion Express
If IV infusions like Cimzia, Ocrevus, or Remicade are a part of your health plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at Infusion Express. Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices. So, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite Netflix shows on our HDTVs or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
Because we’re invested in helping you live your best life, we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, click here to learn how to move your infusion to Infusion Express.