The cold weather and the travel involved with the holidays usually leads to you catching a cold. You chalk it up to being exposed to germs at the airport or gas station. But in reality, the cold virus is out there year round. You are likely, more susceptible during the holidays due to lack of sleep, and your immune systems inability to function properly due to stress.
When I say stress, I mean the stress of being subluxated (spinal misalignment). Not stress about family time and gift giving and work. Your body's ability to defend itself is key to avoiding a cold. So the real question is how to prepare your immune system to defend itself?
Modify Your Diet
Avoid sugary foods and add more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Vitamin and anti-oxidant rich foods help to better prepare you to fight off sickness.
Boost Your Activity
Staying active helps to boost your immune system, keeping you healthy.
Get The Proper Amount of Rest
Restorative sleep is very important for your immune system. Get the proper amount of rest each night to decrease your chances of getting sick.
Drink a lot of water
Water helps to flush toxins out of your body, among its other benefits. Make sure to drink a lot of water throughout the day.
Visit Your Chiropractor Regularly
Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments ensures that your nervous system can function at its best. Adjustments help to remove nervous system interference so that all systems in your body can communicate properly.
After all of this, if you still catch a cold it is important to come get adjusted to fight off the cold as quickly as possible. Remember that your body is designed to heal itself. You get cut and it heals. You get a cold and it goes away. Chiropractic just helps your body to do what it was designed to do. So give us a call to keep this season cold-free.