How to Avoid Getting a Cold
Tips to Keep you Healthy all Year Long
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While there’s no known cure for the common cold, you can do a lot to make sure you don’t become sick in the first place. Below you’ll find some great advice and tips to make sure you stay healthy all year long. While you might know about some of them, others may surprise you.
Tips for Avoiding Colds
Here’s a look at the best ways you can avoid catching a cold.
Power of Vitamin D – While you might think taking vitamin C is the best thing you can take to avoid a cold, this isn’t usually the case. Most modern humans get enough vitamin c in their daily diet. Supplementing your vitamin D, on the other hand, can help boost your immune system.
Plenty of Sleep – Your body also needs to rest each and every night to make sure you’re strong enough to fight off sickness. Make sure you get a full eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night to give your body a little help in making sure you don’t come down with a cold.
Eat Probiotics – A little friendly bacteria can cut down the length of time you spend suffering from a cold if you do come down with one. From yogurt to other foods, there are a lot of ways to make sure you get enough probiotics in your system. Studies have shown that doing this can cut down the length of a cold by two days.
Don’t Skip Breakfast – Whether you’re short on time or trying (in vain) to lose weight, skipping breakfast is NOT a good idea. The energy you get from the food you eat in the morning will help protect your body from coming down with a cold.
Wash Hands Often – One way to stop from getting sick with a cold is to wash your hands frequently throughout the day.Along with this, make sure you’re sanitizing your mobile phone, computer keyboards, keys and anything else you touch frequently.
Eat Fresh Garlic – By eating garlic, you can reduce the chance of coming down with a cold. This is because garlic helps naturally boost your immune system which fights off sickness and infections. The allicin in garlic is what makes it so useful for fighting colds.
The list above is a good start to make sure you’re not dealing with being sick too often. While they’re not the only things you should be doing to avoid getting a cold, they can go a long way in helping you avoid the common cold. If you have any tips to avoid a cold that work, leave a comment below and share your wisdom with the rest of us!
John loves to stay healthy. To do so, he’s always researching online and offline to find new ways to avoid getting a cold by boosting his immune system naturally. When not looking up information, he’s writing guest posts to share with the Internet.
**Disclaimer** The above was a guest post from John, and as being a Paramedic, agree with most of the statements given. Please refer to your physician before attempting anything to do with your diet, as medications you are on may be affected. Any products shared in this post have not been tested nor reviewed by me. If you decide to pursue any products shared at the end of this guest post, please do so diligently and with care, do your homework, search for yourself. A Medic’s World is not associated or affiliated with any companies listed in this “guest post”.
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