You have likely incorporated at least a few immune-boosting foods into your diet in the last few months since COVID-19 started sweeping the globe. However, with winter fast-approaching, there is no time like the present to throw everything you can into keeping your immune system in fighting form. Not just because of the coronavirus, but because of the winter cold and flu season, which is still a genuine and viable threat. Here are the top 7 foods to include in your diet today to build your winter immunity and keep the sniffles at bay.
Spending Christmas with family can be wonderful and gives you a great chance to create new memories, reminisce on old ones, and catch up on the craziness of the previous year. Unless you live in the same area as your family, you are likely going to be doing some traveling this holiday season. We all know how hard traveling can be on your routine. You don’t have time for exercise, you’re eating unhealthy food that you didn’t cook yourself, and you’re doing a lot of sitting. But believe it or not, it is possible to take care of your body while you’re away from home. Here is our survival guide for how to stay healthy as you travel this Christmas.
There is nothing fun about the flu. It interrupts your daily life and leaves you feeling sore, achy, feverish, and fatigued for a few days. If you’re extra lucky, you’ll even get to experience sore throat, coughing, and chills along with your other symptoms. For most people, the flu is a minor inconvenience that simply means a sick day curled up on the couch with a bowl of soup and a cup of tea. Yes, you’ll likely be miserable, but there’s nothing life-threatening to be worried about. For others, contracting the flu could be deadly. It is essential to know if you are in the high-risk flu group so that you can take proper precautions. Here’s how to tell.
Winter not only brings the promise of warm drinks and cozy sweaters, but it also brings along something much more sinister in the form of stuffy noses, sneezes, sore throats, and irritating coughs. If you are smart, you are taking steps now to boost your immune system and give it a fighting chance against cold and flu season. Because, unfortunately, there is no cure for the common cold, so prevention is your best choice. However, you may want to ease up on those vitamin C tablets you’ve been eating like candy (as they’re not incredibly effective) and try these easy, natural methods instead.
As the weather warms, we can often start daydreaming about the picture-perfect summer vacation to enjoy some tropical air and soak in the sun. For many, this is the trip of a lifetime on a luxurious cruise ship sailing around the Carribean or some other exotic locale. You spend years saving and months planning the trip, only to become ill on your first day out of the harbor; spending the rest of the vacation locked in your small room, unable to enjoy all that your cruise has to offer.