Staying fit and healthy is important, as is taking care of the unexpected with Medicare Advantage Plans 2022. Here are some tips to keep on top of your health.
1. Keep Your Hands As Clean As Possible
Do you remember how much your mum stressed about keeping your hands clean? One of the reasons was to keep you safe from catching an infection, and especially flu. Our hands are magnets for dirt and germs, most of which are transferred to our bodies when we touch the face, eyes, nose, and ears. That said, you need to wash your hands clean (with soap and water) or use a hand sanitizer. You also need to avoid touching your face when out and about, as doing so might expose you to germs, bacteria, and viruses as well.
2. Avoid Anyone That Seems Sick
While it’s perfectly normal to want to help someone in need or sick, staying away from anyone with flu symptoms (coughing and sneezing) is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick yourself. Keep a safe distance from anyone that seems sick, and consider conferencing virtually if your workmates are sick. You might also want to keep your kid from school if one or more kids are infected. Isolating yourself from sick persons puts you at a reduced risk of infection.
3. Eat Healthily
You may have heard of the phrase, ‘you are what you eat.’ Eating healthy gives your body a better fighting chance against germs and disease-causing microbes. You might thus want to focus on eating nutritious and organic foods for an even stronger immune system. This means adding more lean meats, fresh vegetables, whole grains and cereals, and fresh fruits to your diet plan. Eating healthy foods provides the body with most, if not all, the nutrients needed to fight disease-causing microbes. Organic foods pack many of the good stuff, including gut-loving vitamins, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and minerals to keep you healthy.
4. Limit Your Sugar And Alcohol Intake
Most of the foods and drinks today are loaded with processed sugars and preservatives. These sugars aren’t particularly good for your health, a reason you need to limit your intake of the same or avoid them altogether. Alcohol, too, can have many adverse effects on your health and immune system. Alcohol, for example, is known to make it almost impossible for one to stay asleep. Cutting down on your alcohol intake and foods with processed sugars can help boost your immunity and overall health.
5. Stay Active
Leading an active lifestyle and putting on regular physical exercise helps strengthen your muscles and immune response. Regular exercise also helps the body flush out toxins from the lungs and skin and is food for your heart too. With most people leading busy lives, it can be quite difficult to get enough time to get to the gym. However, you do not have to sign up for the gym to stay healthy; taking on even the simplest of exercises, such as taking the stairs at work, jogging early in the morning, doing yoga, or even swimming, goes a long way in keeping you healthy. Doing so will help keep the heart pumping and blood running through your veins.
6. Drink Lots Of Water
Water is one of the most important and essential compounds needed to keep you healthy and strong. Research also shows that more than 60% of our body is virtually water. It would help if you thus kept your cells well hydrated by drinking at least eight glasses of water every day. Much of the water goes into flushing out toxins and waste materials, with the rest helping keep body cells turgid and healthy. Water is also required for the manufacture of essential body fluids, including lymph fluids and blood. Thus, you might want to drink at least a glass of water every hour during the daytime to stay hydrated.
7. Supplement Your Vitamin C Intake
Vitamin C is one of the main ingredients needed for a healthy and strong immune system. It is also believed to contain anti-aging properties, another reason you need to supplement your intake of the same. Fresh grapefruits, oranges, pineapples, and lemons are some of the best sources of vitamin C. These, however, do not provide the body with the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, which is why you might want to take Vitamin C supplements.
Multivitamin supplements also come in handy in boosting one’s immunity and overall health. Most of these are available over the counter, even without a doctor’s prescription.
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