It’s cold & flu season, so here are some quick tips on how to avoid the bug and stay healthy all year long!
Wash your hands. Wash them often and wash them well. With plenty of soap, scrub all surfaces and in between your fingers. When handling washroom doors on the way out, use a paper towel to protect your hands from possible germs.
Use hand-sanitizer. Keep a small bottle in your car or purse for when you’re out, and a pump bottle at your desk. Offices are notorious for circulating the bug so don’t be shy with the hand-sani.
Pamper yourself. Massages, cupping, and acupuncture are a few self-care ways to stay healthy, keep your immune system up, and increase circulation. These services also provide several other health benefits, so I’d say that’s a win/win.
Get a flu shot. Clinics and pharmacies offer it and some workplaces even bring in a nurse to administer it. There’s always the controversy on whether it’s effective or not, but after turning down the flu shot a few years in a row and catching the flu more than once, I’m thinking…what’s the harm?
Sweat it out. Whether you hit up the sauna/steam room or have an intense workout, getting your sweat on is a great way to release toxins. Be sure to hydrate with plenty of water in the process.
Consume immune-boosting foods. Citrus fruits, bell peppers, turmeric, ginger, green tea, apple cider vinegar, beet juice, and many other fruits/veggies/juices will nourish you with the vitamins you need to keep those sicknesses at bay.
Relax yo self. When we’re stressed, our entire nervous system is affected and our immune system weakens. Do you ever notice that when you’re really stressed, you tend to get sick more often, have low energy, and just kind of shut down. When we’re happy and healthy, our bodies functions at its highest capacity and we’re able to fight off bugs more easily.
With this said, I hope you all take amazing care of yourselves and stay healthy throughout this beautifully cool sweater weather!