Monday, February 17, 2014

Severe weather changes and other seasonal variations take a direct hit on our immune system, but there are many precautions that we can take to protect ourselves and empower our immune system for these changes:
  1. Take an all-natural immune booster: Seek out formulations with clinically proven information. Many of the products available have an overabundance of ingredients, which are not necessarily the ones your body needs. Seek quality rather than quantity.
  2. Wash your hands frequently: Although a hand sanitizer does work in helping to protect against bacteria, be sure to wash your hands under warm water using a healthy amount of soap for at least 1 minute if possible.
  3. Use fruits and vegetables to your advantage: Fruits and veggies are packed with nature’s antioxidants and can provide the energy you need to feel better throughout the day and combat free radicals.
  4. Rest accordingly: Too often we take sleep for granted. Not only is this harmful for our morning at work but it’s also a deal-breaker for our immune system. Getting the necessary hours of sleep - around 7 to 8 - is key to feeling better and energized.
  5. Drink plenty of water: Bring a reusable, BPA-free bottle to work and drink water frequently. If you have a busy evening after work, you’ll have consumed your daily water recommendation.