Winter is coming and you know what that means — cold and flu season is too. Yuck! We want to stay healthy and we want all of you to stay healthy too so we have compiled a list of 8 ways to keep yourself – and your loved ones – feeling good the whole season long. So without further adieu, here is our list…
8 Ways to Stay Healthy
1. Get lots of rest. While the Sleep Foundation states that there is no “magic” number related to sleep, a good 7-8 hours a night is best. Not getting enough rest can cause a multitude of health problems so try to get your Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs. Also, going to bed and waking at the same time everyday improves your quality of sleep.
2. Wash your hands. I mean REALLY wash your hands with soap and warm water. Sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice, rinse and then you are good to go! Make sure kids do this too. They are cute little germ spreaders!
3. Get a flu shot. Seriously, just do it! It’s extremely important for seniors, folks with asthma, pregnant women to get them. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
4. Eat well! Make sure you are eating a well balanced meal and check out our post 5 Foods that Will Keep You Healthy for some inspiration
5. Don’t get run down. During the holiday season it is easy to go, go, go and not get enough down time. Before we know it, we’re sick. Schedule some time to relax and refresh so you can be at your best. It’s good for the mind, body and soul!
6. Exercise regularly. When the weather gets bad outside it’s easy for us to skip on our exercise — but don’t. There are many things you can do indoors to get your body moving.
7. Clean, clean, clean. You don’t have to be obsessive about it but every now and then throughout the day at your home and/or office take an antibacterial wipe and use it on phones, door knobs and other high traffic areas.
8. Drink lemon water. Warm or cold, lemon water will help boot your immune system, cleanse your throat of infection, flush out toxins and just leave your feeling refreshed and healthy. We hope you all stay well and can enjoy your good health this fall and winter!