This time of the year is when we’re the most susceptible to colds and an array of viruses. It’s almost impossible to avoid coming in contact with them during these months since there are over 200 viruses that cause the common cold. That is why it never hurts take some preventive measures. Common preventive measures include washing your hands often, applying hand sanitizer, using an air purifier since it cleanses the air by killing off airborne pathogens, and relaxing since stress can even make us more prone to illnesses. Getting plenty of rest is also reduces our chances of getting ill. Being sleep-deprived can actually produce fewer virus-fighting cells. It’s important for our bodies to get plenty of rest when we’re sick to avoid overworking an already weakened immune system.
Getting plenty of rest is also a surefire way to help boost the body’s immune system. Trouble sleeping? It is common for many to toss and turn during the night while sick. I find that diffusing aromatherapy oils like lavender or roman chamomile helps lull me into a blissful slumber at times. You can easily find these type of oils at your local grocery, natural health, or vitamin store.
I also help my family and I boost our immune system by drinking plenty of water. Drinking water is probably the last thing on our minds when we’re sick, but it’s beneficial in many ways. Water helps thin out secretions that are thickening in our airways, build white blood cells within the immune system, makes up losses of body water, prevents dehydration, and ensures that we get well more quickly. It’s dated advice that’s not senseless hooey, after all. Sometimes, I even add flavor to my water with fresh fruit like citrus. Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C!
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❏ Computer Mouse: 79,000 bacteria
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