If you have yet to catch that nasty cold bug then you are among the lucky and the blessed. The rest of us are running out of tissues and vitamin C...
Maybe it's your turn next.
Staying away from the common cold can be tricky and even the healthiest individuals can find themselves coughing and sneezing during cold season. Here are some natural tips for keeping those sniffles at bay:
- Wash your hands. Yes, it seems too obvious to even include in this list. But many people are not mindful of how often they wash their hands and for how long. Washing regularly (Before you eat! After being in public!) for at least 30 seconds will cut back on germs.
- Stay active. Studies report that those who participated in aerobic exercise were sick less than those who did not participate in aerobic exercise. Aerobic activity actually boosts the body's natural germ-killing ability.
- Consume less sugar. The sweet stuff works in the body to kill of red blood cells - the oxygen carries of the body's cardiovascular system. Less oxygen in the blood means higher susceptibility to illness.
- Drink more water. Staying hydrated helps the body to flush out toxins and increases the body's ability to effectively fight off sickness. Remember, caffeine and alcohol dehydrate the body and juice is often laden with sugar. Stick with the original liquid for maximum hydration.
And of course, taking vitamin C can help too. Buy Vitamins, Supplements, Herbs, Minerals, and many more Nutritional Products Online at healthdesigns.com.
What are your favorite natural tips for staying healthy during cold season?