Are you not sure what you can do to avoid getting sick this cold season? Here are 5 tips you can fall into to give a boost to your family’s immune system.
Fall. This season signals the beginning of so many things. The temperature starts to get cooler. The leaves on trees change into many miraculous colours. The sounds of coughing, sniffling, and sneezing with the arrival of cold season. Our immune system helps to fight off the germs that attempt to invade our bodies, but it needs a bit of help from us to keep it strong.
One of the best ways to become sick is by contracting germs. This can be so easy to do. Germs linger EVERYWHERE! These grubby “friends” lounge on door knobs. They hang out on table tops. They linger on light switches, sink faucets, and hand rails. Staying healthy can be hard to so, especially during cold and flu season when germs are waiting to invade our bodies to make us sick.
How to we avoid contracting a cough and colds when germs are lying in wait to be ingested? With the magic combination of soap and water! Thorough and frequent hand washing with soap and warm water (for at least 15 seconds) helps to remove the majority of germs we pick up from touching normal everyday objects.
Catch enough zzzzs
Getting enough zzzzs is important for everyone in your family to have. Having enough time to shut your body down allows for it to recharge and repair itself for a new day of challenges. With most of your body in a period of rest, your immune system has the power to work to fight off any germs that have infected your body. This will keep you feeling healthy and ready to go during cold and flu season.
Have a helping hand
Taking something extra can help to strengthen your family’s immune system, especially during cold season. Many people use Echinacea in herbal medicine to keep your immune system health working well. Thyme is also used in to relieve the body when it is not feeling well. It helps to ease coughs and bronchitis. Thyme also aids in gastrointestinal discomforts like flatulence and colic.
Fowler’s® Relief Echinacea with Thyme combines both of these healing elements to help keep cough and colds at bay. Their concentrated liquid tincture contains a higher potency than other formulations. This liquid tincture is also easier to swallow than tablets and capsules. It takes only four minutes for the body to absorb a liquid extract. Capsules and tablets take the body up to thirty minutes to absorb.
Another great feature about taking a liquid supplement is its longer shelf life. Did you know that liquid extracts usually are not as affected by heat and humidity than capsules and tablets? This makes it easier to keep around your home.
A liquid extract is also simpler to take. Families can easily adjust the dosage for each member of the family with a liquid, where you would have to be more careful with capsules and tablets. Swallowing medication can also be an issue, especially for younger members of the family. Capsules and tablets can be a bit uncomfortable for younger users. A liquid extract can easily be added to juice during your family’s breakfast to drink. All of these features can help getting through cold season easier for your family.
Stress. It can show up in so many different ways in our life. When a lot of stress is put on you, it can affect how well your immune system works. This can allow for colds to invade your body. Finding time to relieve your stress allows for your body to relax and work overtime. the can be done by doing the following things:
- Creating “MeTime” for yourself
- Doing yoga or meditation to relax your body and mind
- Designating days for family game nights or family movie nights to have fun an bond together
- Reading books or writing in a journal.
Staying active helps to keep your body healthy, including your immune system. 30 minutes of exercise can help to keep your body strong and working well. You can try doing these activities to keep moving, either alone or as a family:
- A good, brisk walk
- A workout at home to the gym
- Doing an organized sport.
This tip also helps you achieve other tips to keep your immune system in tip top working order.
These five tips can help to give your family’s immune systems a boost during cod season this year. It is never fun to feel the symptoms of a cold. These helpful hints can help to keep your family’s immune system in good shape and healthy. They will also allow your family to enjoy all of the good things that happen when fall arrives.
What do you do to help boost the immune systems of your family?
This post is sponsored by Fowler’s® Relief Echinacea with Thyme. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.