Getaway host Catriona Rowntree has shared the immunity and stress-busting tricks she swears by for looking and feeling her best in isolation.
While the 48-year-old travel presenter is not doing any globe-trotting right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, Catriona said it’s vital we all use this time to stop and look after ourselves – and our health.
‘There are so many of us experiencing a feeling of not being able to calm our heart rates at present,’ Catriona said on her Instagram profile.
Over the years of hosting live TV events and travelling the world, Catriona said she has picked up a host of unusual wellness aids and tricks.
‘Ageless’ Getaway host Catriona Rowntree (pictured) has shared the immunity and stress-busting tricks she swears by for stay looking and feeling her best in isolation
Catriona (pictured) said she has long been using a product called Bach Flower Remedy, which promises to affect your emotions positively. She also uses lavender on her pillow
First, Catriona said for a long time she has used a product called Bach Flower Remedy, which promises to affect your emotions positively.
‘This has been used for centuries, and a spray under the tongue is quick and effective,’ Catriona said.
The 48-year-old also said she uses lavender both on her pillow, on her pulse points and around her home to create a ‘soothing’ feeling of calm, as well as rose quartz crystals to create a feeling of relaxation.
‘I also use something called the Santa Maria Novella Elisir,’ Catriona said.
‘I discovered it in a convent in Rome years ago, made by nuns from recipes created around 1614 by a friar to help to calm the nerves of hysterical nuns.’
The elixir costs $99 and contains the essential oils of aromatic plants to help to calm the user’s nerves.
Catriona said she adds a few drops to her water and finds ‘it really works’.
The TV host (pictured) said we should all be putting our phones down more often, switching off from the news cycle regularly and reading for escapism
What are Catriona’s top tricks?
* Take Bach Flower Remedy to help affect your mood positively.
* Spray lavender on your pillow and your pulse points to create a sense of calm.
* Try Santa Maria Novella Elisir for your nerves.
* Turn off your phone and the news for an hour and read a book or listen to music.
* Avoid more than two cups of coffee per day and drink chamomile tea.
* Phone a friend and ask them how they are
* Try upping your vitamins.
* Take an immune-boosting tea with locally sourced honey to aid immunity.
Elsewhere, the TV host said we should all be putting our phones down more often, switching off from the news cycle regularly and reading for escapism.
‘I try not to let my children watch the news as it freaks them out, they need us to talk to them, soothe and protect them… step away from the phone!’ Catriona said.
She has two children, Andrew and Charles, who are aged 11 and nine.
Instead of the news, Catriona recommends a book or some classical music played out loud in the home.
‘I also limit myself to two cups of coffee per day and seek a tea that contains chamomile,’ she said.
Caffeine is a stimulant and too much of it can make you jittery and nervous.
Finally, the Getaway presenter said if you’re feeling down, try phoning a friend and asking them how they are.
‘We all need to connect,’ Catriona said.
Catriona (pictured) loves using a honey from her local farm, as it helps to both ward off allergies and boost her immunity
She (pictured) loves Nature’s Way Immune Support vitamins and an Immunity tea from Stone and Grove that is filled with echinacea, lemon peel and ginger
It’s not only your stress levels that you need to keep in check at this time, but also your immunity – which could help to stop you from getting infected with COVID-19.
‘There are a few things that I use which you can find online that are cheap and easy,’ Catriona said.
She loves Nature’s Way Immune Support vitamins, an Immunity tea from Stone and Grove that is filled with echinacea, lemon peel and ginger and locally-sourced honey from her farm.
‘The point with honey is that you find a local one,’ Catriona said. ‘This helps with allergies and immunity.’