Ward off colds, flu and other health problems by following these tips
For sure, nobody ever wants to get sick. You curse under your breath about how much you hate the nasty flu, about not being able to carry on your daily tasks; without admitting to yourself that you are mainly responsible for your health.
If you are frequently sick, you may have a weak immune system. The immune system is your body’s biological system that fights off diseases and infections, and not paying close attention to what your body is saying might take its toll on your health.
While it’s true that some illnesses can’t be avoided, you can reduce your odds of getting sick by trying to improve your health. Here are some helpful tips on how to avoid illnesses this cold and flu season.
Regular exercise can help boost your immune system over time by providing a boost to the white blood cells that are responsible for fighting off bad bacteria. Exercise strengthens your lungs and heart and keeps you in shape. According to US researchers, “The more physically fit and active you are, the less likely you are to suffer colds in the winter months.”
However, too much exercise can be harmful so be careful not to do too much and be sure to give your body plenty of time to rest.
Keeping your hydration at a good level will help eliminate toxins out of the body.
- Take your vitamins and supplements
Vitamins and supplements strengthen immune system. It provides the necessary vitamins your body needs especially if you are not able to eat a balance diet.
Yes, even stress has a detrimental effect on your immune system. Studies show that chronic stress- experiencing emotional pressure for a prolonged period- causes a decline in our body’s ability to repel infections. Avoid stress by taking yoga classes, exercising or doing any activities that help you relieves stress.
Illnesses and infections spread through direct and indirect contact, and the best way to lessen your chances of catching infections? Avoid close contact with sick people and wash your hands regularly and properly. Everyday Health gives these surprising stats and tips about hand washing.
Avoid getting sick this flu season. Take care of yourself, and you will feel better. For more tips on how to be healthy, read our post 10 Great Tips to a Younger, Healthier You.
Protect you and your family from the flu this season by getting your annual flu shot! They are now available at all our locations!