How To Stay Healthy Naturally This Fall And Winter

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Ah, fall and winter, a time to snuggle up in your cozy socks, watch movies, enjoy endless cups of tea and…be miserable with a slightly new variety of the cold or flu virus. No thanks!

Getting a cold is not an inevitable consequence of the fall or winter and the start of flu season. If you follow a few simple precautionary measures you can reduce the likelihood of catching a cold or the flu. And if you’re in the unfortunate position of already having a cold, these suggestions will help you get over it quickly!

Here are some surefire ways to avoid getting sick this cold season:

  • Wash your hands…a lot.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Eat raw garlic, lemon, and ginger.
  • Get outdoors for fresh air every day.
  • Reduce your consumption of sugar and processed foods.
  • Get plenty of sleep and rest.
  • Do fun things that make you happy.
  • Eat lots of colorful veggies and fruit.
  • Avoid stressful situations, or balance them with relaxation.
  • Take a high quality probiotic every day or eat foods rich in probiotics such as sauerkraut or kefir.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Take a high quality multivitamin and fish oil.
  • Eat healthy protein every day, such as eggs, beans, meats, nuts, or seeds.
  • Exercise a few times a week and break a sweat.
  •  Drink plenty of water.

Did I miss your favorite cold remedy or prevention tip? Please share in the comments below to keep the list going!

Adapted from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition blog.

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