With the pandemic still raging on, it may be more important than ever to stay vigilant this cold and flu season. Do you know that there are certain things you can do to improve your immune system and stay well during this year’s flu or cold seasons? Today, we’re discussing tips for staying healthy this year. Got questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment? Feel free to reach out to Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida today.
Tips for Staying Healthy
When it comes to staying healthy during cold and flu seasons there are quite a few things you can do, including:
1. Going to bed early, and getting enough sleep can greatly benefit your immune system and overall health.
2. Stay active, get outside, take walks, start a new workout routine. Staying active can keep your body healthier, making you less likely to get sick in the first place.
3. Reduce your stress, try meditation or removing negativity from your life. Stress can be a big hindrance to your immune system and overall well being
4. Eating healthier may be one of the most important steps you can take. Reduce foods that lead to inflammation such as white flour, sugar and saturated fats. Instead, eat a lot of vegetables, legumes, herbs and spices. Whole, fresh or frozen fruit can also be good. If you are eating grains, opt for whole grains. Try to avoid oils, and get your healthy fats from whole food sources like avocado, nuts and seeds. And if eating animal protein, make sure it is organic, hormone-free and free-range. Most animal protein is full of inflammatory omega-6 fats, due to unhealthy rearing practices.
Acupuncture for Colds & Flu?
Along with lifestyle changes, certain treatments such as acupuncture have been proven to reduce the risk of cold and flu along with reducing the symptoms associated if you end up sick.
Schedule Cold & Flu Treatments in Clearwater, Florida
Have questions regarding diet or lifestyle changes? Interested in trying acupuncture in Clearwater? Reach out to Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’re welcoming new patients and would be delighted to help with your needs.