Although this is my favorite time of year, it can be the an unhealthy time with flu season. Luckily, I haven’t caught the flu bug this year (knock on wood) so I wanted to share my top tips on how to stay flu free this fall.
Running: I’m shocked with my health since I began running. Running helps build your immune system, which fights the flu. It’s also good for your mental and emotional health by decreasing stress. Running is easy to incorporate in your routine to see the benefits. Try 15-20 minutes a day and you’ll improve your health significantly.
Water: Specifically fruit-infused water is great for your body. Water will keep you hydrated and flush out any toxins while keeping your skin clear! Double up on water this fall to fight the flu. Adding fruit increases your intake of antioxidants, improving your overall health.
Sleep: Don’t skip out on this important necessity! It has been proven that your immune system weakens if you don’t have a regular sleep schedule. Opt for eight to nine hours a night consistently and you’ll see a change in your mood and health.
Green tea, honey and lemon: This is a flu-fighting miracle. Green tea has a long list of health benefits. Adding honey and lemon only enhances those benefits. If you’re a coffee lover (like me) try tea for a relaxing change. Green tea will not only help your metabolism, but also overall immune health.
Wash your hands: I don’t think I need to explain myself here, but if you increase the amount you wash your hands, you won’t get sick. I wash my hands a lot more this year and believe it’s the main reason I haven’t been sick.
What are your flu-fighting tips? Make sure to leave a comment or tweet your tips to @BlissBrunette! Enjoy your weekend and I will talk to you on Monday.