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Flu Season it’s Here, How to Stay Healthy

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Hey everyone, so today I started hearing about flu season and how badly it is affecting people right now. So I wanted to take some time to give you some tips for staying healthy over these weeks of cold.

Eat Healthy. Ok we love eating that crusty cheesy hot pizza (ok or at least I do) but in order to boost your immune system try eating lots of fruits and veggies citrus’s are a great option, and while doing that why not having comforting healthy food like soups and casseroles.

Clean Hands. That’s right!! wash your hands whenever it is needed, if you are going out carry an anti-bacterial with you. Nowadays this portable wonders come in delicious scents that will not only disinfect your hands but will leave them smelling yummy.

Keep yourself warm. Even if you are inside a warm environment (house, school, work) odds are that you might be going out to face the cold some time. Over the years I have learned that layering is my salvation so I always have thermal pants and long sleeve shirts. Knit and Wool Scarves, Hats and Gloves are a must and boots with fuzzy socks are great option for colder days. Once your head, feet and hands are warm it is easier to survive the cold weather.

Avoid hot-cold changes. I know there are times when you are at work or home and it is so warm inside that you feel like its summer (i.e. my parents home), but the trouble comes when you have to go out to the cold; these changes are dangerous because you can get sick very easily due to temperature changes. What I do is, if I am in a warm place and have to go out, minutes before leaving I stand out of the door without opening it entirely (with all my outwear ready of course), so stay there a bit, this will help you get used to the temperature outside and you will feel less vulnerable. Also, if you are driving with your heater on, make sure to turn it off approximately 5 minutes before arriving to your destination, or else when you go out all the cold will slap you in the face.

Exercise. Working out is great at any time of the year, but in winter is excellent because you are as well boosting your immune system while being active. Nobody likes couch potatoes, so put some sneakers on and hit the gym. If you cannot pay a gym exercise at home, how about climbing those stairs a couple of times? Doing some crunches? Or dancing to your favorite beat? You will feel more energized and will feel like doing other things. Warning: If you are going to the gym, make sure to bring an extra outfit; odds are that you will sweat and you don’t want to go outside like that.

If everything else fails and you start feeling really bad I would suggest you to go straight to your family doctor, I was hearing that if fever goes over 100 degrees it is a sign that you need to be attended by professionals A.S.A.P. so ask someone to take you if you are feeling sick, and DO NOT wait…

Until Next Time and Stay Healthy!

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2 thoughts on “Flu Season it’s Here, How to Stay Healthy

  1. My favorite workout right now is Your Shape Evolved for the Xbox Kinect. It is AMAZING!

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