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.
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.
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