10 Ways to Prevent Colds & Flu

When the snow falls, the cold and flu season is soon to follow! We’ve all seen the cold make its rounds from person to person in the home or office. It’s important to stay healthy and we have 10 simple ways to prevent colds and the flu during the winter months.

  1. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Making sure your diet is colorful (with natural food) is important for a healthy immune system along with many other health benefits.
  2. Wash your hands often with warm, soapy water. This helps prevent the spread of the cold and flu and can help prevent you from getting them.
  3. Keep your hands away from your face. We often get sick, not from sharing a sip from a water bottle, but from touching our eyes and nose. cough
  4. Get plenty of sleep and rest. The power of sleep is tremendous! Sleeping helps your body recharge and replenish.
  5. Effectively manage stress. If you’re stressed out, then your immune system can take a beating making it vulnerable to the cold and flu.
  6. Drink water. Keeping yourself hydrated helps the body function optimally while hydrating.
  7. Get plenty of Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Both of these vitamins help booth the immune system and help fight off illnesses.
  8. Exercise! Being active also helps boost your immune system so make sure you’re hitting the gym or at least going for a nice walk every day.
  9. Try to avoid white sugar products. Your diet is your foundation. If you give yourself an unstable foundation then you’re setting your body up for illnesses. Eat right and eat healthy.
  10. Get a chiropractic adjustment! Most people aren’t aware that getting your spine in alignment helps boost your immune system. Keeping your spine in check helps your body function optimally, which in turn helps your immune system running at full performance.

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