With some nasty winter bugs going around, here are some simple things you can do to avoid ‘those nasty bugs that are going around’ at this time of year:
- Wash your hands with warm water and natural soap before eating and after using the toilet.
- Take regular, moderate exercise, such as 45-minutes’ brisk walking five times a week – this is good for you even if you already have a runny nose and sore throat (but rest if you have aches, vomiting or fever).
- Practice deep breathing daily, to get fresh oxygen into your lungs (breathe in slowly for three seconds, hold for three, and breathe out for three.) Repeat 10 times.
- Eat foods rich in Vitamin C for its anti-viral properties, such as peppers, dark leafy green vegetables, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussel sprouts, also fruit including oranges and clementines, kiwi fruit, papayas and strawberries.
- Take a good probiotic supplement to boost the friendly bacteria in your digestive system.
- Get some winter sun if possible – sunshine makes you feel good and contains vitamin D that’s absorbed by the skin and helps keep you healthy. Alternatively, take a vitamin D supplement.
Do you think these practices at home help you avoid the flu?