Staying healthy when you have a house full of walking, talking petri dishes –– I mean kids –– is no small feat. And while I don’t recommend you put your kids in a bubble until those spring bulbs you planted spout above the thawing ground, you can do a few things to keep all those germs at bay.
Tagged: immune health
It starts with just a little tickle. That’s the moment you know – you’re about to experience the discomfort of a sore throat, stuffy nose and non-stop sneezing for the next six days. I hate that feeling – we all hate that feeling.
This time of year, there are plenty of germs to go around. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about protecting yourself, by washing your hands frequently and avoiding contact with shared surfaces.
I always coach my female clients to take their vitamin C first thing in the morning. It will boost your energy, make your skin radiate and support your immunity. There’s just one catch: this vitamin C doesn’t come from a glass of OJ. Read more →
Q: Winter is generally considered cold and flu season. What can I do to help boost my immune system so that I stay healthy and can keep exercising?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: Your co-workers coughing, germs your kids bring home from school and colder temperatures make for a nasty combination. On top of that, you’re training sessions are long and intense, only further beating down your immune system. I’ve trained through several cold seasons and have learned my lessons (sometimes the hard way) when it comes to staying healthy. Trust me when I say: It doesn’t pay to be a tough guy. Instead, train smart with these words of advice.
Uh oh, is everyone around you coughing and sneezing? As you’re ducking for cover, you may be left wondering if there’s anything you can do to support your hard-working immune system.
Aside from eating right, getting adequate sleep and exercising regularly, there are a few nutrients and substances that may help:
When your body is alkaline, because you eat a net alkaline (Paleo) diet, you’re far less likely to be a good host (or hostess) to bacteria, viruses and yeasts than an acidic body fueled by grains, dairy, legumes and sugar.
In addition to following the Paleo lifestyle, there are other ways you can stay healthy while those around you are dropping like flies.
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