Everyone knows that one person that stays relatively well the entire year. If you are looking to get fewer colds, flu, and coughs for the rest of the year, here are a few simple habits that can help you stay healthy.
Supplement with C – If you feel like you are catching something, look at consuming 2000 units of vitamin C up to four times a day. The extra vitamin C will help to reduce the symptoms of whatever you are catching and help you fight the infection faster.
Sleep it off – Look at getting at least eight to ten hours sleep a day to help your body’s immune system get stronger. Research suggests that people who get more than eight hours’ sleep reduced their risk of catching a cold by 17%.
Strengthen your mental resolve – Your mind is a powerful thing, so look at consciously reminding yourself that you never get sick.
Reduce stress – Stress can weaken the immune system and help you stay healthy. Look at daily meditation, exercise and relaxation breathing to manage and reduce stress daily.
Stay clean – Make sure you wash your hands before and after using the bathroom and always wash your hands before you eat, even if you are using cutlery.
Go to the gym – Regular gym sessions will strengthen you and help you stay lean and fit throughout the year.
Telecommute – Usually commuting in public transport can open you up to many illnesses. Look at work that is closer to home and consider riding your bike to work instead of using public transportation.