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How to Prepare for
Cold and Flu Season with a Strong Immune System
that awful achy feeling when every muscle and bone in your body
just hurts. You can’t sleep, you have no appetite and you
certainly can’t afford to be under the weather for even just a
few days. Cold and flu season will be upon us again and there is
no better time to protect yourself than right now with a strong
What is the immune system? Very simply, our immune system is like a shield
that protects our body from the germs, bacteria and viruses that
can cause illness. The weaker the immune system, the more
vulnerable we are to getting sick. The stronger the immune
system, the more we protect ourselves from getting sick. This
isn’t to say that we won’t ever catch a cold, but with a strong
immune system, we will also be better able to fight off any
So, how do you build a strong immune system? There are several things we can
do to make sure our immune system stays healthy and becomes
The first is nutrition. You know the saying, “garbage in, garbage out?” It’s
the same thing with our bodies. Bad eating habits result in poor
nutrition, which cannot give our bodies the vitamins, minerals
and other nutrients it needs in order to stay strong. There’s
nothing wrong with a cheeseburger or ice cream on occasion, but
moderation is the key.
Unfortunately, even the best nutritional habits are challenged to provide
the body with all it needs to build a really strong immune
system. Nutritional supplementation, such as vitamins, minerals
and immune boosters are important to help fill in the blanks
that even the best nutrition can’t.
Exercise is another great way to help build a strong immune system. You
don’t have to join a gym or hire a personal trainer to exercise.
Ever notice how much better you feel after a nice long walk?
Regular bike rides; walks, gardening, and yes-even housework are
all great forms of exercise that will help contribute.
There are also certain things to avoid. Excessive stress and smoking are
just two things that can really compromise and weaken the immune
system. I know from experience when I was in a high-stress work
environment, I felt terrible and became sick more frequently.
Building and maintaining a strong immune system is not something that
happens overnight and that we can forget about in just a few
short months. It is something that we must continue to strive
for our entire lives. We will be less apt to get sick. We will
be able to fight off illness better and we will be able to lead
a much higher quality of life for the long term.
Get started today and create real smart health for today and tomorrow.
About the author:
Patty Gale is a successful entrepreneur who specializes in
personalization and customer care for all of her clients. She
exchanged her suits, hose and heels to work from home in her
"jammies" and is on a mission to empower others to do the same.
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