4 Everyday Cold & Flu Defense Tips

With cold and flu season right around the corner, staying healthy as seasons change is important for everyone. Frequent bouts of cold, flu or fatigue are the first signs that the body’s immune system health is becoming weak and needs some attention.

There is scientific evidence that a natural diet, natural remedies, and an active lifestyle boost immune system health and help in avoiding illnesses such as the common cold and even preventing the flu, as well as more serious health conditions.

Mind Your Stress

yoga over cliffThere is a close relationship between your physical health and state of mind. Being mindful of your mental energy can support your health and overall outlook. Just as being physically fit can help one endure cold and flu season, good mental health goes a long way every day! It may surprise you, but anger, stress and emotional distress can adversely affect your immune system. Keep your emotions under control to stay healthy this cold and flu season.

Rest Up

Just as important as exercise, proper amounts of rest allow your body to recuperate and promote overall wellness. Learn how to turn off your mind by meditation, relaxation techniques, and positive thinking. They are time-tested home remedies for insomnia! Other natural remedies such as Valerian Root, a common ingredient in many of Native Remedies sleep support formulations, can also be extremely helpful in inducing sleep.

Wash Your Hands

Invest in a bottle of natural hand sanitizer (or consider making your own!) and always be sure to wash your hands. Washing your hands after shaking hands or being in high traffic areas will help ensure that you don’t pick up any germs throughout the day!

walking.jpgFuel Up & Get Moving

Even small amounts of daily activity, such as a brisk walk, can aid your immune system! A 30-minute walk daily or 10 minutes of brisk walking three times a day can improve your health, reduce weight and keep your immune system in good condition. It’s important to always refuel after extended periods of physical activity. Be sure to make healthy, nutrient dense choices in order to give your body what it needs to support your immune system properly.

 

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