Along with winter comes all types of germs and viruses. In order to remain healthy throughout the colder weather months of the year, you’ve got to be proactively protecting yourself from illness. One of the ways that you do just that is make use of products designed to keep you healthy daily.
Here are five ways to protect your health this winter:
Keep hand sanitizer on your person and use it often.
You’ll want to limit your contact with germs as much as possible during the winter. Whenever you’re out in public, make sure to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer Keep a small bottle on your keychain so you have easy access to it.
Eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and continue exercising.
Eat an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains and lean protein. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water and eating water-filled foods. Soup is a great way to get the nutrients that you need to ward off winter colds. It also gives your body the water that it needs to function optimally. If you exercise regularly, don’t stop because the weather changed. Instead, bring your workout indoors. You can walk, rebound, and do yoga inside your own home when necessary.
Take your vitamins.
Make sure that you continue to take your vitamins. You’ll want to make sure that you get enough Vitamin D as you won’t spend as much time in the sunlight during the winter as you do the rest of the seasons. A good multi-vitamin will do but you can also add D-fortified foods to your diet. Cereal, orange juice, and milk have Vitamin D in them.
Keep sore throats at bay.
If you do have a sore throat, soothe it with Gargle Away® by Nature’s Jeannie™. Gargle Away contains seven all-natural ingredients that helps decrease inflammation and reduces bacteria by 99.9%*. These highly soothing, antibacterial, pain-relieving ingredients include: Himalayan Salt, Organic Honey, Licorice Root, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper, Lemon and Mediterranean Oregano.
Limit your contact with sick people.
If you know that people outside your home are sick, try to avoid visiting them until they are well again. This helps protect you from germs and illness. You can still check in with them by giving them a phone call. They’ll appreciate the gesture and be happy that you didn’t get sick in the process.
The CDC advises people to weather-proof their homes, too. This keeps cold air from coming into the home and causing you and your family to get sick. Make sure to add weather stripping and insulation to rooms and if possible, install storm windows, too.
Take a stand against germs during the colder weather months of the year. You don’t have to suffer with the rest of the population as they cough and sneeze their way into the New Year. You can be happy and healthy the whole year by taking extra precautions throughout the winter.