Fighting Colds with Chiropractic

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Many of us find ourselves coming down with a cold during the winter season. We might blame it on exposure to germs during holiday travel at the airport or more time spent indoors. In reality, the cold virus is out there all year round. It is likely that you are more susceptible during the holidays due to lack of sleep, which leaves your immune system unable to function properly due to stress. 

When I refer to stress, I don't mean the stress of coordinating family time, purchasing gifts, and managing your work schedule. I mean the stress of being subluxated, or spinal misalignment. The ability of your body to defend itself is essential to avoiding a cold. Our body's ability to defend itself is key to avoiding a cold. So, how do you prepare your immune system to do just that?

DIET MODIFICATION

To keep your immune system strong, boost it with more fruits and vegetables and less sugary foods. Vitamin and antioxidant rich foods are what better prepares the body to fight off illness. 

INCREASE YOUR ACTIVITY

Remaining sedentary is no way to strengthen your immune system. Staying active will give it a boost, which will keep you healthier overall. 

GET PLENTY OF SLEEP

Restorative sleep is essential for your immune system to function at its best. To decrease your chances of getting sick, be sure you are getting the proper amount of rest each night.

STAY HYDRATED

Staying hydrated has many benefits, and one of them is that water helps your body flush out toxins. Make a goal to drink half an ounce to an ounce of water per pound you weigh per day.

SCHEDULE REGULAR VISITS WITH YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Regular chiropractic adjustments ensure that your nervous system is functioning at its best. These adjustments help to remove nervous system interference, so that all of your body's systems can communicate as they should.

Even when we take great care of ourselves, catching a cold is sometimes inevitable. In order to fight off the cold as quickly as possible, remember to come in and get adjusted. Keep in mind that our bodies are designed to heal themselves. When we get a cut, it heals. When we get a cold, it eventually goes away. Chiropractic care is here to help your body do what it was designed to do, so give us a call to keep this season cold-free.