As the days get shorter and the air gets cooler, we tend to spend more time indoors – and that’s exactly where nasty germs and airborne illnesses thrive. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to stay healthy this cold and flu season.
Here are 5 simple (immune boosting and germ fighting) tips to stay cold and flu free this winter:
1. Fight cold and flu viruses with Vitamin-C rich foods
Vitamin-C is our cold and flu fighting hero. Fresh, organic, fruits and veggies give us the nutrients we need to keep our immune system strong and healthy. Citrus fruits, berries, bell peppers and fresh green veggies (spinach, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts) are all excellent sources of Vitamin-C. If you want to take your Vitamin-C intake to the next level, why not try some of our Vitamin-C rich products.
2. Wash away cold and flu causing germs
One simple step that we can all take to stay germ free is to wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Can’t find a sink? Then try a hand cleanser. We recommend our Tea Tree & Mint Hand Cleanser – our chemical-free (and refreshing) alternative to a hand sanitizer.
3. Get plenty of immune boosting rest and relaxation
Sleep allows our body, to rest, recover and recharge, so it’s important to make sure that we get enough of it. When it comes to keeping our immune system strong, reducing our stress levels is equally important as getting enough sleep. Stress can cause havoc on our immune system and can hinder our body’s natural defense mechanisms. What’s our favorite way to relax on a cool winter night? Add a few drops of our Apricot Body Oil to a warm bath and let the exotic, fruity aromas take you away to a state of ultimate relaxation.
4. Make clean, fresh air a part of day
With colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours, it can be difficult to make outdoor activity a priority. Recycled air harbors cold and flu viruses so it’s important to expose ourselves to fresh, clean air as much as possible. If you can’t get outside, try opening your windows (on warmer winter days) to let fresh air in, and stale air out.
5. Boost your immune system with exercise
We all know that exercise is good for us, but what many of us may don’t realize is that regular physical activity can help boost our immune system. When we exercise, we release toxins (through our sweat) and we also heat up our body temperature which in turn boosts our body’s natural virus-fighting ability.
Here’s to a happy and healthy winter!
This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
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