Keeping your immune system strong is essential during cold and flu season to help prevent illnesses and help you recover from sickness faster. But with a few simple lifestyle adjustments, you can boost your immunity and sail through the season feeling your best. Let’s explore some of our top tips to stay healthy, especially during the colder months.
Eat A Balanced Diet
A healthy, balanced diet is part of maintaining good health but if you want to avoid illnesses during winter, it is important that you get as many nutrients as you can in your diet. Fruit and vegetables are not just for show; they are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, arming your immune system to protect you against sickness. Consuming a diet full of a range of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, proteins, and dairy can help boost your immunity and keep you feeling healthy.
Practice Self-careTaking a moment for yourself can do wonders for your overall well-being. Whether it's a warm bubble bath, a brisk walk in nature, or indulging in a good book, find activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Stress weakens the immune system, so prioritizing self-care is like giving your body a shield against illness.
Supplement Your Defense
Rather than tackling the flu when it hits, consider adding supplements to your daily routine to protect yourself against the sniffles, especially if you're not meeting your nutrient needs through your diet.
Vitamins C, D and zinc are essential to boost your immunity and keep winter bugs away, as they all play key roles in the overall health and function of your immune system. As your body cannot produce these on its own, it is important that you prioritize including Vitamin C and Zinc in your diet, getting your daily dose of sunlight for Vitamin D, and taking any necessary supplements to avoid any nutritional deficiencies.
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Keep Yourself Hydrated
Sufficient hydration is the unsung hero of wellness, and it becomes even more critical during the colder months. Keep sipping on water throughout the day to flush out toxins - this can include herbal teas, warm broths, and infused water to add some variety to your hydration routine. Aim for at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day to keep your immune system in top shape.
Take A Look At Your Sleeping Habits
Don’t underestimate the benefits of getting a good night's sleep each night! When we are tired, our bodies are more susceptible to illnesses, so you should aim for around 7-9 hours of shut-eye each night to give your body the time it needs to repair and rejuvenate. Try creating your own cozy bedtime routine to wind down at the end of your day. You could do this by engaging in calming activities such as reading a book or practicing relaxation techniques. Screen time should also be limited at least an hour before bedtime, as the blue light emitted from devices can interfere with melatonin production, affecting your sleep quality.
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Staying healthy during cold and flu season doesn't have to be a daunting task. It's the small, daily choices that contribute to a healthier, happier you. Stay well this cold and flu season! By consuming a balanced diet, practicing self-care, taking any necessary supplements, staying hydrated, and improving your sleeping habits, you can support your immune system and enjoy the colder months as the healthiest version of yourself.