Cooler temperatures don’t have to mean getting sick. Have you noticed that not all people come down with a cold or flu? There are usually underlying reasons that people are more susceptible to colds or flus than we realise. Here are some tips to help combat and prevent the winter blues and have a more energetic and healthier season – naturally.
Exercise – Regularly! Make time to do something physical at least 15-20 minutes – even if it’s just a short walk. It’s not only good for you but will make you feel better from the inside out.
Drink water – it’s too easy to forget to hydrate ourselves, because we may not feel thirsty. It’s important to drink the right amount for you. Ask us what the right amount for you as different sizes and weights is require different optimal amounts.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables – there may be less variety in winter, but it’s still important to be creative and keep the variety up with fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Be careful not to substitute these with comfort foods!
De-stress and/or minimise stress – be mindful of where your limits are and set aside time to do things that you enjoy. We will always have challenges, but it’s how we respond to them that makes the difference to our health.
Proper rest – sleep is the time where our bodies are meant to rejuvenate and repair. If we are not getting enough sleep, then this simply can’t happen properly. Ensure that you are getting between 6-8 hours to recharge those batteries each night.
Minimise sugar consumption – not only added sugar, but the hidden sugars in foods – so remember to read the labels.
Keep up with you Chiropractic adjustments – keeping the spine aligned will allow your body to function optimally and even assist in enhancing the immune system.