Stay Healthy This Holiday SeasonPrint
Ah-choo! Sniffle. Sniffle. Ah-choo! These are not the sounds you want to hear as you go about your holiday business. But inevitably, some germ-infested person will cross your path while you rush from store to store crossing things off your shopping list. The good news is there are things you can do to keep yourself healthy, so you can enjoy all the festivities the season holds. Read on to learn more.
Wash Your Hands
This is the single-most important way you can protect yourself from germs. Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them in most situations, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Do it frequently – and make it a habit to wash your hands as soon as you walk in the door from being out in a public place such as a mall or grocery store.
Get Your Zzzs
If you are not well rested, your body isn’t primed to fight infections. Don’t be tempted to stray from your normal sleeping routine just to get things done. Sleep experts say you really need 7-8 hours nightly; any less than that is leaving you more prone to infection, not to mention heart disease, weight gain and diabetes. If you’re having trouble falling and staying asleep, a natural supplement like Res-Q PM can help you drift off and enter dreamland – and you won’t feel groggy in the morning.
Trust Your Gut
Most people are unaware that approximately 80% of your immune system is located in your gut. “An imbalance of gut bacteria can lead to digestive issues and make your body more susceptible to infections and disease,” says Melissa Josselson, ND. “Res-Q Probiotic increases your ‘good’ bacteria, which helps to both relieve and prevent these issues.”
Put the ‘D’ in Defense
Studies show people with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to get colds and the flu, so you might want to consider a multi-vitamin supplement or Res-Q1250+, which has omega-3s and vitamin D. While that’s a great tip if you want to stay healthy this winter, the health benefits of vitamin D supplementation don’t end there. “Res-Q 1250+ is essential to our health,” says Eric Lebby, MD. “The pharmaceutical grade omega-3 fatty acid promotes heart health, eye health, brain health, and bone health. It also helps reduce total cholesterol levels. The addition of vitamin D3 further promotes bone health. There is also evidence that vitamin D helps prevent more than 23 types of cancers from occurring. I recommend Res-Q 1250+ to all of my patients.”