Do you often struggle to stay well during cold and flu season? This can be quite a task because you’re often coming into contact with sick people in more ways that one. You not only breathe the infected air, but you also have to deal with germs that come along with opening doors, sitting in public areas, and handling items that others have handled, including money. Do you really have to submit to such illnesses, though? No, you don’t. You can fight these illnesses in various ways. Here are some ways to stay well during the cold and flu season:
Take Echinacea. According to Dr. Karl Smith of University Chiropractic, Echinacea, an herb medicine, helps fight and kill infection, and it also helps make your immune system stronger. So, the next time you feel a tickle in your throat or a cough coming on, visit your local Wal-Mart, pick up a large bottle of Echinacea in the natural vitamins department, and begin taking this as the bottle directs.
Echinacea is a natural vitamin that will quickly help you chase away an oncoming sore throat or cough. If you’re already well into the illness stage, though, it’s best to consult with your doctor. Echinacea helps more with oncoming illness, rather than illness in its late stage. Think of Echinacea as a preventative medicine.
Eat right. It is a given that eating right will help you stay healthy, but what does eating right really mean? Well, it doesn’t mean eating anything you want as long as you eat three meals per day. It means to eat lots of food that provides high levels of nutrients, such as broccoli and tomatoes. For a list of healthy foods and how they help with wellness, you can visit Tip 2000.
Wrap up. Your body produces heat, and you need to do all that you can to keep that heat in your body, so wrap up when you go outside. Make sure, though, that you wrap all your body, including your nose. How do you wrap your nose? Wear a scarf, of course. This will help keep in heat and keep germs out, according to Healthy Hideout.
Maintain a regular pattern of rest. According to Healthy Hideout, a regular pattern of rest helps with your energy and stress level, so don’t sleep too long, but do sleep enough and in a regular enough pattern to satisfy your body. Overdoing the work or the sleep can affect your mood, your stress, and your energy.
Dr. K. Smith