Flu season is in full-force and running wild. Here are some simple things you can do to help avoid getting sick. This is from health.com.
Get a Massage: Massages are known to reduce your heart-rate, your blood pressure and help lower overall stress. It’s said that any sort of massage will help, but you’ll need something that involves a bit of pressure. Not pressure that causes any pain, but just enough to “indent the skin.” They say once a month should do the trick. It might even be covered by your insurance, but if not, check out massage schools for cheaper prices.
Take a Cold Shower: Some people claim that a cold shower helped reduce pain, migraines, circulation, and can help if you have low energy. It is cold outside, yes, but they say even a quick blast of cold water can do the trick. But, they also warn that the sudden cold can bump your blood pressure, so talk to your doctor if you have blood pressure problems.
Take Ginger: The guys in white coats say ginger helps your overall digestive functions, and has always been the old-school method for treating digestive “issues.” It’s recommended in tea or just by itself, but if it’s chopped up in food it can still help.
Wash Your Hands: This is a no-brainer. It saves you from the cold virus (for the most part), and also helps avoid E. coli and salmonella. Don’t forget under your nails! Clean hands are happy hands anyway!
Take Vitamin C and Zinc: It’s not PROVEN to work, but people swear by it. Studies have shown that vitamin C is helpful, and especially if you’re stressed, and zinc can help prevent viruses from multiplying. When a cold starts, you can take 500mg of vitamin C and the simple zinc lozenges a few time a day to help kill the cold.
Eat More Garlic: Antioxidants are in garlic, and they’ll help with inflammation and boosting immunity. They say it can also help prevent cancers and can enhance heart health. They have aged garlic extract if you’re concerned about breath and smell issues, and it even has more of the “compounds that make garlic a superfood.”