It's almost impossible to ignore every current news agenda with bombarded messages aboutH1N1 or Swine Flu.I thought that now would be a great time to remind ourselves of what we could and shoulddo to maintain a healthy and strong immune system to preventourselves from getting sick this season.
And I don't mean the 3-4 hours a night you have been getting. Optimal sleep which is anywhere from 6-8 hours of restful sleep a night. Your body heals and recovers and is able fend off infections while sleeping. If you get plenty of sleep, you body's immune system will be prepared to fight swine flu.
2) Go Au Naturel
One of the best strategiesto protect yourself without drugs, or vaccination is to stalk up ona daily cocktail of natural supplementation like Vitamin D, Calcium, Acidophilus, Ginger, Garlicand Echinacea.
3) Become a Compulsive Hand Washer
Goodhand washing is essential to reduce the risk of swine flu and to help prevent the spreading the flu to other people. Also, popular hand sanitizers are an effective alternative,especially when soap and water aren't available.
4) Drink lots of water
Water flushes toxins from the body and allows all our defense systems, including our skin, blood, mucous, and saliva towork properlyAND it helpsdiscourages infections from even entering the body.
5) Get On A Treadmil
The most effective way to stay well is to keep your immune system strong. Daily moderate exercise increases the "happy" feeling in your body, keeps body fat at a minimum and increases your body's natural pretective barrier from infection.
Taking care of yourself by eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, getting ample sleep, and avoiding and reducing stresscan go a long way toward helping you prevent illness this season.
Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
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