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How to Battle the Flu this Winter Season

How to Battle the Flu this Winter Season

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    Feb 19, 2016   Author : admin

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The flu season has come, and there are all kinds of viruses floating in the air. How do you prevent yourself from getting sick, and what preventative measures can you take in order to avoid having to lie in the bed for weeks? First and foremost, don’t wait until you start feeling a tickle in the throat; try to prevent the disease with the help of emergency measures. Keep in mind these simple tips that will help you prevent the sickness.

Find time for a quick massage

Massage stimulates the immune system helping the body to resist viruses and bacteria. After the massage you should drink plenty of fluids, preferably pure water to help the body get rid of toxins.

 Oral hygiene is a must

Health experts emphasize that regular cleaning of the teeth and the spaces between the teeth (with the help of a dental floss) reduces the likelihood of illness, because it eliminates the sources of inflammation out of the oral cavity.

Proper oral care will help keep the bacteria from getting into the lungs where they can trigger respiratory failure. According to results of a research conducted by Israeli experts, the hospital patients who brushed their teeth three times a day, reduced the risk of developing pneumonia by 50 percent.

Try out sports

The research, conducted at the Appalachian State University states that regular training for 20 minutes five or more days a week, lowers the chances of catching cold by almost 50 percent.

Destress

People who feel the chronic tension and are exposed to stresses, get sick more often than calm people, the researchers from Carnegie Mellon University say

Yoga will help get rid of tension and increase the levels of hormones associated with the immune response of the body. It’s enough to attend yoga classes 1-2 times a week to keep your health in check.

Consume products rich in Vitamin C

The experts say that the consumption of at least 200 milligrams of vitamin C a day protects the respiratory tract from damage, reducing the chances of developing a cold by two times. 

Praemonitus praemunitus (‘forewarned is forearmed’ from Latin). Don’t allow yourself to stay in the bed for days, watching Netflix and snacking heavily on bad food. Instead, take preventative measures and enjoy your healthy, illness-free life! 

Images: WomensWellnessCRMC, Pinterest.com | MYC Writer: Polina Tikhonova

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