Mission Possible: Keeping Flu At Bay

Unfortunately, we can`t just skip this time of the year – the beginning of cold and flu season. Understandably, we can try to shun sick people, avoid touching door knobs and elevator buttons or to get vaccinated against influenza in advance. This is all very well and might be really helpful for some people. But there is actually a more prudent and natural way to ward off winter illness – to boost your body`s defense mechanisms. It can be easily achieved by taking the following measures.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before having a meal. The importance of avoiding contact with harmful bacteria and viruses should be in the first place. It`s always better to resort to the help of an antibacterial soap, or in the absence of such, make use of a hand sanitizer.
  • Plan your diet wisely. It goes without saying that sticking to the nutrition regime is absolutely necessary. What`s more, you should think out beforehand what you will eat during the day and make sure that you get enough vitamins, B and C in particular, since they play a crucial role in supporting the immune system. Undoubtedly, it is advisable to avoid foods rich in fat and sugar and to drink plenty of water.
  • Get enough sleep. During sleep, all body systems regularly recover, so they require enough time to undergo this process, which means you mustn`t neglect this natural need and should devote at least 8 hours a day to it.
  • Buy an aroma lamp. This is perhaps the most ancient method of air disinfection – drip several drops of any antibacterial essential oil (for instance, fir oil, juniper oil or eucalyptus oil, of course if you aren`t allergic to them) on a lamp and it will diffuse such natural antibiotics into the air.
  • Exercise regularly. Any moderate physical activity will improve your circulation. An increased blood flow, which serves as a transport system in your body, will in turn stimulate your general metabolism. In this case the purchase of the right footwear is inescapable - cast an eye on our new trainers from the spring-summer collection.