Boosting your immunity is something we can all do before we get attacked by the dreaded winter colds and flu. I’ve noticed that the attack is underway, and many families spent the holidays coughing, wrapped in blankets and not having the jolliest of times.
Hopefully you or a family member wasn’t one under attack. Sadly, my family wasn’t spared. Hubby literally drug himself through the past two weeks without enjoying all our festivities. UGH ☹
From October to March we must keep ourselves on guard against getting sick. Our problem during these months is that we stay bundled up and indoors. We’ve got the heat on, the fireplace going and we’re laying on the couch wrapped in a snuggly blanket. All that warmth creates the perfect atmosphere for sickness. The air in our homes and where we work lacks the moisture our body needs during the winter months and that leaves our immune system compromised and weaker.
When you do venture out, you often feel like germs surround you anywhere you go; everyone is coughing and sneezing in your direction.
This is why you need to take steps now to boost your immunity. This will help you be less susceptible to catching those colds and flu that is lurking around every corner, buggy, restroom, chair, and everywhere else.
Here are a few of my favorite natural ways to boost my immunity during the colder months.
Eat harmoniously. Eating whole foods, especially locally-sourced ingredients, is best for maximum nutrients, flavor, and freshness. For big flavors that boost immunity, make sure you cook with immunity-strengthening items like garlic, onions, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.
Make sure you’re getting these vitamins. Citrus, bell peppers, dark green vegetables, and berries are all excellent sources of vitamin C. Even with the cold weather, it’s important to get outside in the sun for a few minutes each day. It’s a great way to get the vitamin D your body needs, and a few minutes of fresh air always boosts your mood and energy levels!
Stay hydrated. When our bodies are dehydrated, it’s much easier for us to become susceptible to illnesses. You can always add a wedge of lemon to give it more flavor, plus you’ll get more vitamin C — a win-win.
Get those Z’s. In a society that tends to run themselves ragged, take the time to get your rest and rejuvenate. You’ll be less likely to get sick if you sleep 7 to 8 hours a night, even if you come into contact with the people that are battling an illness.
Get moving. Exercise is one of the best ways to benefit your body overall, but it also helps keep your immune system strong. Even if you only have time for a 10-minute walk after lunch, take it. It will help your body fight off illness.
No one likes getting sick so reduce your chances of being bed-ridden by being proactive about your health right now! You can take additional steps to boost your immunity by signing up for my “5 Day Immune Boosting for Winter Wellness Plan!”
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