How NOT to Get Sick this Winter

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Get your sleep.

There is no substitute for it and no way to emphasize how important this is for your overall health. Sleep is when your body repairs itself, and not getting enough sets off an abundance of processes with negative consequences that multiply in severity the more sleep deprivation you build up. Being in bed from 10:00 PM until just before dawn is the most important because that is when your body can get the most restorative sleep. So, start winding down by 9:00 and make 10:00 PM your bed time if you want to feel good.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Remember to use moderation with sugar and other sweetened foods. It is common to view these foods as part of self-comfort and celebration with friends and family. That is fine as long as it doesn’t become a daily habit throughout the entire winter. You still need your fruits and vegetables, people.

Wash your hands.

You have to wash thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 seconds every time you are exposed to something nasty – when you go to the restroom, cough or sneeze, and etc., in order for it to help very much. You don’t want to be paranoid about germs, just be smart and choose to have really good hygiene.

Stay active.

To prevent and improve weight and stress related health issues, a minimum of 3 hours per week for adults or 1 hour a day for kids of activity is necessary to help most people be healthier. Be sure to work your way up to being more active and use common sense to avoid any injuries or extreme discomfort.

Take supplements to boost your immune system.

Vitamin C, olive leaf, echinacea, and many other natural supplements can be found in health food stores like ours to prevent common winter illnesses like the cold, or the help you feel better faster if you catch one. Look it up online, leave some comments, or come in and talk to us.

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This entry was published on November 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm and is filed under Supplements, Wellness. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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