Fight Off the Common Cold with these Helpful Tips

Fight Off the Common Cold with these Helpful Tips

Tips for Fighting Off the Common Cold
As the temperatures drop, the days of sneezing, nose-dripping, and coughing are upon us. Between the cold temperatures and more times spent indoors (without fresh air), it’s no wonder that this season attracts viruses. No matter how hard you try, eventually we all catch a cold, and while this condition is not fatal, it can surely put a damper on your day. Luckily, there are ways to manage your symptoms while your cold runs its course.

This season, don’t let your cold run its course. Give it a run for its money by following these tips for fighting off the common cold.

Relax- When you are sick, it is important to lay low so you can conserve your energy. This means don’t take that extra work assignment, postpone your regular workout, and learn to say no to anything that does not have to be done immediately. Instead, save your energy for fighting off your cold.

Stay Warm- Typically when we feel ill, we can get extra chilly, so make sure you are bundling up to stay warm. You don’t want to waste the energy you have trying to stay warm. Otherwise, you won’t have the needed energy to fit off your “bug.”

Get Enough Sleep- If you don’t get enough sleep daily, your body will have a harder time repairing itself. When you sleep, your body is able to heal itself, so make sure you are getting enough sleep each night. If you are already feeling sick, make sure you go to bed a little earlier and sleep in a little later.

Watch What You Eat- Your body is like a high-performance engine, one that requires quality fuel in order to function properly. Eating a healthy diet can help lower your chances of becoming sick, and if you do get sick, fueling your body correctly will give you the needed strength to fight off sickness.

Stay Hydrated- Stay hydrated by avoiding dehydrating beverages such as alcohol and coffee, and instead leaning towards water, broths, and teas. Remember, you are mostly water (and you need to keep it that way), so make sure you follow your parents’ advice and drink plenty of fluids while you are sick.

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