The cold and flu season has started.
And it’s the holidays.
You don’t want to find yourself in bed nursing a cold or flu– and miss all of the festivities. Read on for nine tips to help support your immune health through the cold and flu, we mean, holiday season:
- Stay warm. This is not the time to walk around in cut-off shorts, unless you are in Australia. So if you don’t have a warm coat, hat, cloves and scarf—go get them.
- Get enough sleep. Although this is a year-round piece of advice, it is especially helpful this time of year, when your body needs the support to fend off the colds and flu of the season.
- Eat right. Many believe you should eat warm foods during the winter. So skip the cold salad and choose a warm antioxidant rich vegetable stew.
- Take vitamin C. It isn’t news that vitamin C is full of what is good and needed, especially during cold and flu season. Make sure to take C prescriptively and add onto your dosages to keep your body well protected from all those viruses.
- Choose social outings carefully. The more contact you have with people, the more opportunity to catch something. You don’t want to be a hermit during the holidays, so choose your crowds carefully.
- Wash hands. Your hands touch everything and carry those germs everywhere. So wash your hands often.
- Don’t touch your face. Even if you follow number six religiously, you need to be mindful of not carrying germs to your face—nose, eyes and mouth.
- Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Think of others!
- Use herbal formulations. Support immune health with Calendula and Echinacea. You will find these and other supportive herbs in ImmunoBoost™ and Immune Alert™, respectively.