It’s winter time! And that means that the cold and flu season is already here! Here are some tips on how to prevent catching a cold before it catches up with you!
- Wash Your Hands!
As cliché as it sounds, washing your hands are one of the most important ways to make sure that you do not get a cold. I live on a college campus, and it amazes me at the amount of people who simply walk out of the restroom without washing their hands. Undoubtedly, you should make it a habit to wash your hands regularly, which is normally before you eat and after using the restroom. Most cold and flu viruses are spread by direct contact. Remember that there is nothing like good old soap and water.
- Reduce Alcohol Intake
People with heavy alcohol consumption are subject to suppressing their immune system in a number of ways. Alcohol has also been shown to dehydrate the body.
As I say in almost all of my post, being healthy starts from the inside and then it works its way to the outside. Make sure that you are getting the recommended amount of vitamins and nutrients that are needed for your immune system to function properly. If you feel as if you are not getting the proper amount of nutrients in your daily diet, take some time to look at your meal plan or your grocery list. In addition, try incorporating some great juicing recipes to your diet as well.
- Exercise Regularly.
Exercising regularly aids in strengthening the immune system by helping to increase the body’s natural virus killing cells. And let us be reminded that exercising is another thing that helps to make our bodies be the best that it can be.
- Get Plenty of Fluids.
Your body needs hydration, and in order to receive that hydration you must take in the recommended fluid intake that your body needs. Try to drink a glass of water before and after every meal. If you are not a big fan of water, try some natural infused water recipes. (Pinterest should help you quite a bit).
- Avoid Others Who Are Sick.
One of the best ways to not get sick, is to avoid others that already are. This tip is so simple yet so hard. Just try the best you can to avoid those in the workplace, school, or public places who are showing symptoms of the cold or flu.
Make sure that you are getting adequate rest. Resting is an important process that your body goes through to work and heal. If you are not getting enough rest your body is more susceptible to getting sick.
- Sanitize Your Space.
Take time out of your schedule to clean your work space and areas that you encounter on a daily basis. This can help to kill germs and prevent them from spreading.
Have a Happy Healthy Cold Free Winter !