‘Tis the Season for the Sneezin’ or so they say. Fortunately, there are also immune support habits you can make part of your life to reduce the chances you will suffer from a cold or flu.
When exactly is cold or flu season? Many people would say it follows the holidays of Christmas and New Years. Mothers will swear it is the fall when their kids go back to school and bring home viruses from all the other kids. Change of season is even blamed for causing colds, and allergies can feel like a never-ending cold as well. So what is it?
There is a common thread between most of the so-called seasons listed above. Post-holiday, many people are run down from poor food, too much drink, and perhaps less quality sleep. When school begins, yes there is greater exposure to more people, but also children may be getting less sleep initially as they settle back into their school schedule. Allergies also tax the immune system and make it more difficult to sleep, and these often coincide with the change of season.
Being run down often comes before getting sick.
The immune support habits that will keep you healthy are the same #PureLiving Pillars from our free download, Pure Living In a Modified World.
- Get enough sleep
- Stay hydrated
- Consider options to detoxify
- Eat good foods for good nutrients
- Move your body and break a sweat every day
What about that 7th one? Gratitude for immune support? Yep. We will get to that one, too.
7 Immune Support Habits
- Lack of sleep is the fastest way to FEEL run down
- While you sleep, your immune system is at its strongest
- Being exposed to viruses while sleeping makes for an easier recovery
Sleep on the plane: your immune system may be at its strongest while you sleep says @thesleepdoctor Click To Tweet
- Water helps flush out toxins from both lymph and intestinal systems
- Signs of being less than fully hydrated
- Coffee, soda, wine, beer, and energy drinks are all liquids but they do not hydrate us
Use good clean water to FLUSH your lymph and intestinal systems for #ImmuneSystem #health Click To Tweet
- Poor intestinal health contributes to overall systemic inflammation
- Add fiber to your diet to help cleanse your colon
- Consume healthy fats to clean up your liver
- Help support your lymph system with more vitamin C
The more your body stores toxins, the less able it is to fight off infections, colds, and flu Click To Tweet
- Contain the essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy
- Foods that support your immune system
- Immune boosting recipes for when you feel a cold coming on
How do garlic, turmeric, and ginger give a boost to your immune system? Click To Tweet
Habit 5: Supplement
- Food today doesn’t have as many nutrients in it compared to decades ago
- 7 ways organic farms outperform conventional farms
- 7 appropriate supplements to keep your body healthy
Whole food? #Organic Food? #Supplements? All make sense sometimes Click To Tweet
- Should you stay active when you start to get sick?
- How to accomodate your exercise schedule for your illness
- Sauna or Steam?
To exercise or not exercise when ill? Here are some thoughts: Click To Tweet
- How taking a deep breath and giving thanks can give you relief, release, and loosening of tension
- The link between optimism and better immune function
- Pausing and appreciating the world around you and the people in your life
A positive mindset about your life and your health can help you keep it! #Gratitude #ImmuneSupport Click To Tweet
Other related blogs:
- Immune Support Guide
- Prep for Post Holiday Health
- Injured or Ill? Get Back In The Game
- Detoxification Guide for Health
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