And the flu season has arrived! The weather is changing drastically. Just few days ago, I was still wearing my jacket. And now, I can’t even sleep without switching the air condition unit on.
The temperature is surely going up and the rise of those getting the seasonal bug flu is also peaking. Many people are coughing and sneezing all around us (including myself) and what can we do to help boost our immune system to battle the seasonal flu or at least, try to go through the season change unscathed? Here are some helpful tips:
Get a vaccine shot
Some clinics are offering free vaccine shots weeks even before the season change. According to studies, an inoculation for Influenza can help fight off the illness by 40-65% during seasons where circulating flu virus abound.
Drink your daily dose of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a good immune booster. Drink your vitamin supplement daily to help provide more Vitamin C in your system.
Stress is one of the major factor that causes production of cortisol in your body that makes the immune system down. Try to manage your stress by meditating, exercising regularly, walking, going out with family and friends, having a pet, and engaging in hobbies.
Take your full 8 hours of sleep as your body and mind need enough time to recover and recharge.
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
Eating healthy is one way of improving one’s immune system by bringing in more valuable nutrients and vitamins the body need.
Sip echinacea tea
Echinacea is an herb known for its immune boosting properties. It helps fight off colds, cough, and flu.
Practice good hygiene
Being clean with your body and around you can also help fight off bacteria that can cause illnesses. Always wash your hands before eating, take a bath, and clean your surrounding.
Make sure to observe your bathroom habits. Cleaning your behind with water to promote better hygiene and to prevent diseases like diarrhea. If you can install a bidet seat, it will be a huge help for the whole family.