Protect Yourself from Cold and Flu Season

Protect Yourself from Cold and Flu Season

Now that bikini season is officially over, and it’s almost time to start wearing warmer clothes again – I’ve noticed that the gym is a little emptier than usual.

 

And with the warm, comfy clothes, the focus on diet tends to slip for many of us too.  It’s the season of pumpkin spice lattes with whipped cream, and the traditional Halloween binge.  Of course, these things are fun and fine once in a while.   The trick is to keep things balanced.

 

So today I want to remind you that nutrition and exercise aren’t just about your figure; staying fit and healthy keeps your immune system strong too.  No matter the time of year, there is always a good reason to stay motivated.

 

Cold and flu season is on the horizon, so let’s talk about you getting fighting fit for it.

 

Here are my top tips:

 

Eat real foods

Making your food from scratch doesn’t have to be a hassle, and the rewards far outweigh the tiny bit of extra effort.  Real, whole foods provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to function and stay healthy.  Aim for fish, nuts, fruit, and vegetables; basically, anything that doesn’t come pre-made and packaged.

 

Move more

Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your immune system.  If you are pinched for time then just 10 minutes on a trampoline has the same health benefits as a 30-minute jog. The trick is to get your blood pumping!

 

Rest well

Getting enough sleep is so important for your immunity.  Our immune systems work differently at night than during the daytime.  During the day, our bodies are busy repelling infection and at night we switch into repair mode.  We really need both modes to stay healthy

 

If you struggle to switch off at night then I recommend some simple deep breathing to relax you.

 

Stress

I know, I know, it’s a classic one!  We all have increasing amounts of stress in our lives.  So here is yet another reason to decrease yours; high-stress levels damage your immune system.  So relax more – it’s good for your health!

 

Try a supplement

I take Protandim Nrf2 Synergizer as it works at the cellular level to support, repair and protect.  This is the only supplement I know of that helps your body’s cells produce their own antioxidants.

 

As you age, your cells can’t continue producing enough antioxidants to fight oxidative stress. Antioxidant supplements and “superfruit” juices just don’t work – even the expensive ones. Protandim Nrf2 Synergizer helps your cells produce their own antioxidants, so you can neutralize free radicals, feel younger, and live healthier.

 

You can order yours here to give yourself a boost this autumn. 

 

Keeping well into the winter really is just about the basics; move your body, rest your body, and support it with good nutrition!

 

Wishing you health and happiness!

Alison x

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