Flu loves us in winter and we in return tend to hate winter for bringing the big bad flu and fever with it, but however it doesn’t have to be that evil and bad.
The sun sets earlier, a chill fills the air and we spend less time outside being active and more time inside eating starchy and sugary foods. Our hibernating instinct doesn’t keep us healthy. Rather our immune system takes a hit, allowing winter colds and flu to attack us.
Body heat works wonders so have as many slumber parties as you can and your invite can say ‘ITS WINTER’.
Luckily these FIVE healthy tips should have you feeling all healthy and energized this winter but if all fails go see a doctor and don’t forget to vaccinate.
- Drink healthy fluids.
Sugary and caffeinated can suppress immune-system function, not to mention it can cause weight gain and dehydration. As clichéd as it may sound drinking 6-8glasses of water and herbal tea can keep your digestive system healthy, your weight down and your energy up.
- Get Some Z’ss.
Sleeping is one of the most effective ways to refuel after a stressful day. Make sure you sleep in a dark room to make sure your body properly secretes the hormone melatonin, which is believed to help repair the immune system.
- Wash your hands.
Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.
- Stay Warm.
Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems. Stay dry and dress warmly in several layers of loose-fitting, tightly woven clothing. Most of your body heat is lost through your HEAD so wear a hat, preferably one that covers your ears.
Who wants to be at the gym slaving away on the treadmill when all we want to do is snuggle up in our blankets and never leave our rooms, we all do. Exercise stimulates the immune system which in turn helps fight of flu and colds. So go get a partner and START jogging TODAY.