• I happen to be one of those people who take ill whenever it starts getting cold outside. As I’ve grown older, I found that while I don’t completely cut out the bouts, I have significantly reduced them
• There are a few key tips that I personally follow and I encourage you to do the same
• A balanced diet goes a long way in keeping your body functioning at its best level. Research has found positive links between immune function and certain foods, so eating a lot of those immune-building foods could be helpful.
Here are some Examples:• Garlic has been shown to boost immunity and increase resistance to infection and stress, cheese and other dairy products contain conjugated linoleic acid, a natural component of dairy fat which has boosted immune response in several trials, Yogurt contains probiotics, beneficial bacterial with immune boosting benefits
• It’s general knowledge that exercise often prevents oncoming illness, one study has shown that exercise is linked with nearly 30% reduction in upper respiratory tract infections.
• During a routine exercise session, endorphins are released into your body, causing relief from certain illnesses and several psychological conditions like depression and anxiety.
• I advise to join an indoor sports league to help you stay active at least 2 times a week. I personally play soccer 3 times a week, I prefer team sports and encourage it for you as well, it lets other people hold you accountable.
• Getting a good night sleep has been shown to prevent common cold. In a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers studied a number of participant’s sleep pattern.
• Each person kept track of their sleeping habit for 14 days noting how long and how well they slept the previous night as well as whether they felt rested. After 14 days, the participants were quarantined, given nasal drops containing a cold-causing virus (rhinovirus), and monitored for five days for signs of a common cold.
• The results showed that those who slept an average of less than seven hours per night were nearly three times more likely to develop a common cold than those who reported eight or more hours per night in the weeks leading up to the experiment.
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