This time of year we hear constant advertisements on the radio and T.V about how to prepare for “Flu Season” by getting a flu shot. Unfortunately, if you read the news you will learn the flu vaccine “offers most people virtually no protection against the strain that’s causing the lion’s share of the illness this year, H3N2” (Read HERE for complete article). The good news is that there are many other things you can do to stay healthy this Winter and prevent any cold or flus!
1. Frequent Hand Washing – you must wash your hands a minimum of 5 times per day in order to prevent spreading viruses to yourself and others.
2. Adequate sleep – you need a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep per night to keep your body’s defense systems strong enough to combat anything you come in contact with. A tired, depleted body is vulnerable to catching colds and will require a longer recovery time.
3. Moderate Exercise – 30 minutes per day of moderate exercise will boost your immune system. Examples of moderate exercise you can do in the Winter include: joining a mall walking club, aquafit at a community pool, joining a gym or attending a fitness class.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is a fantastic way to naturally boost your immune system. Plus, you get the added bonus of increased energy, elevated moods, better quality sleep, better digestion, reduced stress and increased mental clarity. Call to book an appointment: 647.299.4631 or book online