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Winter Wellness: Top Tips for Boosting Your Immune System to Help from Getting Sick

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Hope this finds you well and keeping warm in this chilly season! Yep, it's that time of the year again when the cold weather hits hard, and along with it comes a parade of colds, flu bugs, and whatnot.

Now, let's talk about dodging those winter nasties. I used to get sick so much that I've become a bit of a pro at trying to keep the sniffles at bay during this frosty time of year. Here are a few tips I've picked up along the way that might help you out too.

 

1. Wash your hands

First off, washing your hands might sound like your mom's old mantra, but let me tell you, it's a game-changer. I mean, I know you know this stuff, but sometimes we need a gentle reminder, right? Soap, water, scrub for at least 20 seconds, and you're good to go. It's like a force field against those pesky germs!

 

2. Make sure to bundle up

Dress like you're about to venture into the Arctic. Seriously, don't be a hero and brave the cold without proper gear. Bundle up, layer up, and don't forget that trusty hat and scarf.

 

3. Load up on probiotics

I know, I know, it's the season of comfort foods and holiday treats, but probiotics are the cool cats of gut health, and a happy gut means a happier immune system. So, let's give sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, and kefir a chance to party in our bellies. They're loaded with those good bacteria that keep our gut in check.

 

4. Don't stop moving

Yeah, I get it. When it's cold outside, all you wanna do is cozy up indoors. But even a little walk or some indoor yoga can do wonders for your immune system and keep those joints feeling limber.

 

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5. Get some sleep

Sleep like it's your job. I'm talking about quality shut-eye, my friend. Your body needs that rest to recharge and fight off any potential invaders. Eight hours a night? Yeah, that's the dream.

 

6. But don't sleep on garlic

Sure, it might make us a bit "fragrant," but it’s a superhero when it comes to fighting off colds and boosting immunity. I’ve been tossing it into my dishes like confetti at a party.

 

7. Have some tea time

Green tea isn't just a cozy winter drink; it's loaded with antioxidants like EGCG that can help bolster our immune defenses. When those chilly winds blow, a warm cup of green tea isn't just soothing; it's like a shield for our immune system.

 

8. Try not to stress

Taking time to unwind, whether it's through nature walks, meditation, or deep breathing exercises, can actually help reduce stress. Lower stress levels mean less strain on our immune system, making it better equipped to fight off those winter bugs.

 

By incorporating these into our daily routine, we're giving ourselves a fighting chance to stay healthy and enjoy the winter wonderland without those pesky sniffles dragging us down.

 

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Gayle Dugger
Gayle Dugger

February 22, 2024

I also have found that a great immune booster is a chewable elderberry compound vitamin. I also use echinacea and capsule formula about every other day during the winter months. It has really kept me from getting cold or flu.

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