8 simple rules for rejuvenating your health this springby Noted
How to fight ills and chills
Feeling sluggish? Still getting sick despite winter passing? You’re not alone. It’s time to go back over the basics of how to avoid catching the lurgy. Obvious though they may be, it’s important to remember that these eight simple rules were not made to be broken.
Wrap up and stay warm
Keeping warm can help you avoid catching chills – your grandma knew what she was talking about! Up to 30 percent of body heat can be lost through your head, so wear a beanie if you’re going to be heading outdoors.
Sometimes it’s more enjoyable to reach for comfort food, but be sure to keep up your intake of fruit and vegetables to help support your immune system. If you don’t feel like a salad, soups and stews packed with colourful vegetables are a satisfying way to get your 5+ a day.
Take an immune boosting supplement
GO Healthy GO Vir-Defence is designed to support recovery from ills and chills. This one-a-day capsule with a high dose of olive leaf extract supports a strong immune system and the body’s defences to deal with threats. Take anytime, with food or on an empty stomach, and up your dose to two capsules per day during an acute onset.
Available exclusively in pharmacies and health stores.
For more information, see www.gohealthy.co.nz.
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Go to sleep
When you’re tired your body doesn’t function as effectively so your ability to fight off sickness is compromised. Try your best to get eight hours of sleep per night – especially if you’re under the weather.
Reduce the risk of exposure
If a friend or family member is sick, try to stay away! In the real world, this isn’t always possible so be vigilant with your hand washing and don’t share food, drink and cutlery (and no double-dipping!). Likewise, if you’re unwell, take time off work to avoid spreading your germs, or arrange to work from home for a few days.
Keep your hands away from your mouth
Nail biter? It is the perfect time to quit! Germs can easily get under your fingernails and nibbling away throughout the day is a habit that may be making you sick.
Exercising and sweating it out regularly is another sure-fire way to keep your immune system ticking along and increase your circulation.
Wash or sanitise your hands
It may seem pedantic, but preventing germs from being transferred from one person to another is vital in keeping illness at bay – so we should be washing our hands after shaking someone else’s. Throw a hand sanitiser in your bag and use it after catching public transport and before eating if you’re not able to wash with soap and water.
* Proudly Made by GO Healthy in New Zealand From Select Imported Ingredients. Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Available exclusively in pharmacies and health stores. GO Healthy, Wellington. PP2893.
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