Now that fall is here, and everyone is back at school or work, germ season is also here with a vengeance. As the cold and flu season officially begins, people are quickly getting sick. But there are several natural and simple steps you can take to help lower your risk of getting a nasty bug. Some ways to help you stay healthy include:
Eat a Healthy Diet
If your grandmother or mother ever told you that you are what you eat, they were right. If you want to be healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet of nutrient rich foods including fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grain products. Eating natural, nutrient dense foods instead of processed or fast foods will give your body the fuel it needs to fight disease.
Exercise has many benefits to our physical and mental health. For optimal benefits, you should do moderate exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes every day. Physical fitness reduces stress, strengthens bones and tissues, and increases oxygen and blood to the cells.
Sleep deprivation is common in today’s hectic society, but it is also very harmful to your health. To keep your body strong and disease resistant, it is important to get the proper amount of rest every day. Experts have stated that to maintain optimal health, adults should have between seven to nine hours of sleep every day.
Hands are one of the dirtiest parts of the body. We touch many foreign objects every day, transferring bacteria to different surfaces. Each area has bacteria and germs on it that can easily turn into illness and disease. Frequent handwashing will eliminate the nasty bugs from your hands and reduce transmission to other people or objects.
Keep Your Area Clean
Keeping your home and work environment clean will help you lower the risk of getting sick because it keeps the germs to a minimum. Wash counters and other tops, vacuum carpets, clean floors, and change linens regularly to help lower your risk of getting sick.
While some stress is good for you, too much stress can be very harmful to your physical and emotional wellbeing. It is not always easy, especially in todays hectic, stressful life, but it is important to manage your stress levels that impact your day-to-day schedules. Eating healthy, exercising, and proper sleep will help lower your stresses and improve your health. Meditation, counselling, and making life changes also help lower your anxiety.
Visit Your Chiropractor
Studies have shown that regular visits to a chiropractor significantly improves your immunity. Through natural, back manipulations, your spinal column can properly support your nervous system so that it can function at its optimal best. When your nerves are fully functioning, they send complete signals to the rest of your body so all your tissues and organs work properly. This increases your immunity because everything is operating as it should.
At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we help our patients live the healthiest life possible through regular treatments, advice and recommendations to live a healthy life. By living a balanced, healthy life, you can significantly reduce your chances of getting this year’s colds and flu bugs.