Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tis the season...

It is that time of the year when everyone you encounter seems to have the sniffles. Here are some tips to staying well.

1. Get your Zzz’s

Sleep is your most important priority. Lack of sleep deprives your immune system, resulting in a multitude of health consequences.  Need a little help? Melatonin is a great supplement to help you sleep.

2. Hydrate  

Be sure to drink plenty of water. Coffee, tea or soda may be your morning drink of choice, but don’t forget to have water with lunch and throughout the day. Staying hydrated is essential. Bring a portable water bottle with you so you always have fresh water.

3. Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands has been said to be the single easiest way to avoid getting sick.  A best practice is to wash your hands under hot water for at least 30 seconds before and after every meal and each time you visit the restroom.

4. Eat for Your Mind as well as Your Body

If you are going to indulge, instead of stressing about it, make a plan about it. You don’t have to avoid all temptations. However, the key is to splurge in moderation and eat well the rest of the time. Pack healthy snack foods to carry with you during the day. Not only will your waistline thank you, your mind will be more alert.

5. Get By With a Little Help

It’s also a good idea to use an extra supplement, such as Emergen-C, to help keep your immunity strong. 

6. Keep Movin'

Take the stairs, go for a walk.

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