Five ways to avoid cold and flu season
1. Drink more water
The average person should consume half their body weight in ounces, daily. Do you?
Example: If you weigh 150 lbs., you should drink 75 ounces of water every day.
2. Avoid sugary foods and drinks
The holiday season is prime time to overindulge on sweets. Sugar actually lowers your body's ability to defend itself, and increases inflammation. This combination is a huge blow to your immune system's power to fight.
3. Add a vitamin D3 supplement
Winter months mean fewer hours of sunlight during the day. Catching some rays allows your body to produce vitamin D. We all know vitamin C helps your immune system, but getting adequate vitamin D is just as important. Adding a quality vitamin D3 supplement to your daily routine will keep your immune system functioning properly during months when sunlight is harder to find.
4. Get your rest & exercise
Eight hours of quality sleep every night will help your body stay healthy. It's important to try to make up hours of sleep you have lost.
Exercise will increase your heart rate and the flow of oxygen to your body, stimulating repair.
5. Get adjusted
Chiropractic care helps your nervous system function properly. This will allow your immune system to function better as well. Chiropractic care can prevent illness; it can also help you get well faster if you are sick.