Now, we’ve all pulled a sickie at one point or another in our lives…
Whether it was way back in school or the other week because you were hungover.
However, what can you do about the times where you’re genuinely ill? Nobody likes feeling sick, and there are ways you can stop yourself from being under the weather so often.
Things such as getting enough sleep and having a healthy diet go most of the way, but there are some other tips and tricks you can use to stop the sniffling and keep away the coughs.
Nobody likes feeling sick, and yet, we all just accept it.
It’s true, getting sick is a part of life. We have to get colds and coughs and tummy bugs every now and again so that our immune system can overcome them, and grow stronger.
But we don’t need to get sick as often as we do.
If you’re finding yourself feeling run down week after week, then there’s a high chance something deeper is at play. Be it an underlying condition or a lifestyle choice.
One of the best things we can do for our health is sleep. Sleep is the time that our body and mind uses to rest and recover from the day we’ve just had, and prepare themselves for the day ahead.
Cutting down on your sleep can mean that your body will function at a lower level than it should, and making a regular habit about cutting your sleep can mean disaster. Always aim for at least 8 hours a night with at least two of those coming before midnight.
As well as this, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet. This doesn’t mean a few stems of broccoli with your dinner, it means a wide and varied diet full of colour, taste, and difference. Try to eat the rainbow each day to absorb the full spectrum of nutrients.
When it comes to supplements, there’s a few that can be a good idea. Vitamin C is the obvious choice, and having regular doses of 1000mg can help keep your immune system strong. Ginger is good for a sore throat and garlic contains anti-microbial properties, and echinacea is useful for keeping colds and infections at bay.
These are all good as preventative measures, but if you still find yourself under the weather, then here are some tips on what to do:
1. Rest – Make sure to maximise sleep, avoid physical exertion, and stay stress-free. Forgot about your to-do list today.
2. Eat natural – Aim for natural, healthy, varied foods to give your body a wide range of vitamins so that it can recover quickly.
3. Avoid high-germ areas – Your immune system is already weakened, so try not to add to it by introducing more germs.
4. Drink lots of water – Remember to stay hydrated as this can help to flush out the infection from your body.
5. Try hot drinks – If you’re congested, hot drinks can help to open up your airways. Avoid coffee, though, as this can affect your sleep pattern and make you feel more stressed.
The best supplements will be those that work to keep your natural levels in check. Deficiencies can put as at risk of a number of health problems. If you want to see if your body has the right amount of the right stuff, get in contact with me and we can work together to find out where you might be going wrong as well as a path forward.
If you’d like some more help with making 2020 your happiest, healthiest year, then send me a message.