5 Natural Steps for Fighting Cold and Flu Bugs

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While it might be the beginning of March, we’re not out of the woods yet with the flu and cold season. As the weather continues to fluctuate, the risk of getting sick is still very high. Work, schools, home and other settings where people meet continue to increase our risk of exposure to nasty, contagious bugs.

But just because the viruses are still running rampant, doesn’t mean that you have to get sick. There are many effective steps that you can take to ward off germs and illness such as:

1.  Handwashing

Without question, washing your hands is one of the easiest and most effective ways to fight off sickness. Our hands touch many surfaces and carry lots of germs. Frequent hand washing not only helps to get rid of unwanted disease-causing bacteria, it also prevents the spread from one touched area to another. Using soap and water to clean our hands is the most effective.

2.  Healthy Diet

There is no denying that a healthy diet is essential for healthy living. By fueling our bodies with good, nutrient rich foods, our bodies are stronger and better able to defend itself from foreign germs. A diet rich in lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while low in simple sugars, saturated fats, sodium, and processed foods will help your body fight off illnesses and disease.

3.  Regular Exercise

This is another area that is pretty well known. Exercise is good for your body for so many reasons, including reducing your risk of getting sick. The stronger your organs and tissues are, the better they are able to protect themselves from outside, damage causing bacteria. There are many simple ways to increase your exercise and movement in your life including using the stairs wherever possible, parking farther away, joining an exercise program, finding an exercise buddy, and walking a pet.

4.  Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors play a vital role in health management.  Chiropractic treatments help keep your body healthy through natural procedures and spinal manipulations that promote self-healing in the body. When the spine of out of alignment, the nerves cannot send the proper signals to the rest of the body. This has a significant impact in how the rest of your body functions and reacts to foreign toxins. Visiting your chiropractor on a regular basis will help the body naturally fight bacteria and viruses.  At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we work with our patients regularly to take proactive and natural steps to fight disease.

5.  Stress Management

Stress is a major contributing factor to many illnesses and health issues. Managing life’s stresses is important to keep your mind and body strong and healthy. Proactive techniques can help you cope with stressful situations and, in doing so, keep your mind and body strong and healthy.

Getting sick is not fun. As the weather continues to change, colds flu are still a threat to public health. Proactive and simple steps can help you stay healthy and fight disease. At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we focus on natural methods to reduce the risk of colds and flus.