What's the best way to prevent a cold?
Follow these simple and effective tips from naturopath Leanne McLean to help keep cold and flu at bay this winter.
When it comes to preventing a cold, a proactive approach is best.
And while it's impossible to completely prevent the spread of colds, there are several steps you can take to reduce your chance of becoming sick this winter.
Washing your hands frequently is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the transmission of colds.
It's also a great idea to carry a small tube of hand sanitizer on you so you can kill germs in their tracks.
You should always resist the urge to touch your face as this can invite those little nasties into your system.
Keep household and workplace surfaces clean and make sure you throw away all tissues after use.
Keeping active is also a key
. It helps increase the body's natural virus-killing cells and is a great way to relieve stress.
Be sure to eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits, vegies and whole grains.
This will help arm you with the nutrients you need to help your immune system fight cold viruses.
And lastly, a good nights sleep
can give your body the best chance of fighting off the cold so make sure you rest up and catch plenty of ZZZZ’s
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