How can you avoid getting sick? These are 5 easy tricks that you might not have known about!
I used to get sick a lot. Every month, at most, I would catch a cold. It didn’t matter what season, winter or summer, it didn’t really matter.
After constantly falling sick for a few years, I decided to make some lifestyle changes.
They really worked! Now, I get sick only once or twice per year. I didn’t do all these things at once, I added them as I learned more.
These are some of the things I have incorporated into my day to prevent getting sick.
1. Irrigate your Sinuses
I understand what you are thinking. What? Ewww. Stay with me. For most of my life, I have suffered from allergies and sinus problems.
A family friend started daily sinus irrigating 12 years ago. It worked for him so I decided to give it a try.
A Neti Pot is often used to infuse the nasal passages. To irrigate my sinuses, I use a squeeze bottle similar to this one and sea salt every day in the bath. It is something I enjoy.
It wakes me up and makes my sinuses feel clearer and cleaner.
It doesn’t hurt or make you feel uncomfortable, trust me. Although I don’t like the feeling of water getting in my nose as though I were swimming, it doesn’t bother me.
As a child, I used to plug my nose every time I jumped into a pool.
Add a pinch of salt to the squeeze bottle then some warm water. Shake then shoot up your nose. It doesn’t burn as much as pool water.
Sinus irrigation offers many benefits. It removes allergens and dander. It can thin mucus, remove dirt and germs that cause illness.
It is great for preventing colds and relieving symptoms when you’re sick.
You should at least try it before you make a decision!
2. Probiotics are a good choice
Probiotics have many great benefits. Probiotics have been proven to lower anxiety and depression, improve gut health, aid in weight loss, and strengthen the immune system.
Research has shown that probiotic foods and probiotic supplements can help reduce the severity of colds by as much as 40%. It is well worth the investment for your immune system!
Although probiotics can be found in yogurts and other fermented foods such as cheese, I prefer to purchase them in capsules.
Meijer has a large selection of supplements. One of their brand products contains 35 billion CFU. I buy it whenever they have a BOGO vitamin sale and take one daily with my breakfast.
Amazon has probiotics at a great price. You don’t need to visit a fancy vitamin shop.
Consuming at least 2 billion CFU per day is the best way to go. To be effective, it takes approximately two weeks of daily use.
3. Natural Calm
This stuff is amazing! You simply mix the magnesium powder with water to make it drinkable.
It can improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, relieve muscle cramps, constipation and normalize heart rhythms.
I’ve observed a person who would have a racing heartbeat, and other abnormal rhythms whenever they attempted to fall asleep. After a few days of Natural Calm, it all disappeared.
The right amount of Magnesium is not easily obtained through diet alone. Most Americans are magnesium deficient by the way.
It is essential for healthy immunity and metabolism. Although it is available at health food and vitamin stores, you can order it from Amazon.
Directions: Two teaspoons of the Natural Calm (Lemon flavor) are mixed with a small amount of water,
You can take this an hour before bed.
Warning: Too much magnesium can cause diarrhea. Start with half a teaspoon, and then increase the amount until you get the right dosage.
4. Multivitamins and Vitamin C are recommended.
Not long ago, I began taking a daily multivitamin and saw a dramatic decrease in the number of my colds. I like to buy the Women’s Daily and stock up on it when there is a BOGO deal.
Although the multivitamin contains Vitamin C, I also usually purchase a separate chewable tablet. It doesn’t have to be taken every day.
But, I do take it during the flu and cold season or if I have been around someone with a cold or flu. I often take four chewable tablets if I feel a sore throat and I never get sick.
Vitamin C is water-soluble, and cannot be stored in the body. Therefore, we need to have a constant supply.
This means that too much Vitamin C can not cause toxic reactions, so don’t worry. I usually take 10 tablets of 500 mg each daily when I have a cold. It greatly relieves the cold.
5. Don’t overdo it
This trick is not as simple as popping a supplement, but it is essential. There are times in our lives when we get overwhelmed by trying to do too many things, or not getting enough sleep.
I get sick every time I do something crazy and strenuous. It’s a terrible price to pay.
There have been many times that I thought I could get through fatigue and the feeling of being unwell by simply resting. Then, I would end up falling sick and being out of commission for five days.
Know your body and recognize when you are overdoing things. Being able to listen to your body is one of the best gifts you can offer it.
I hope that you will try these tips to prevent getting sick.