With cold and flu season underway in the Northern Hemisphere, be prepared to protect the health of your family with a proactive approach. Because there’s still no cure for cold and flu viruses, preventative action should be your focus. Here are a few simple and easy measures you can employ to bolster your immune system and minimize the risk of getting sick.
Keep Your Hands Clean
Cold and flu viruses are easily spread. People cough or sneeze onto their hands and then contaminate shared objects such as keyboards, phones, and door handles—and the viruses can live on these surfaces for hours! Therefore, it’s no surprise that one of the best and easiest ways to combat the spread of sickness is to clean your hands frequently. For on-the-go use, there’s nothing better than Kandesn® Hand Cleansing Gel—slip it into your purse or pocket to enable effective, waterless cleansing wherever you go. And Oi-Lin® Liquid Soap is perfect for daily household use; like our hand cleaning gel, it moisturizes while it cleanses, so your skin won’t be left dry or chapped, just clean, soft, and refreshed.
The best prescription for preventing illness during the cold and flu season is to practice healthy habits. And this includes getting enough exercise. Maintaining a regular exercise program of low-to-high intensity workouts for at least 30 minutes several days a week is recommended to build a strong immune system.
Overall fitness helps the body stay healthier and ward off illness, as well as helping you recover more quickly when you do get sick. Sunrider has a wide array of sports and nutritional supplements including Dr. Chen® MetaBooster® and Electrosport® that are designed to supercharge your workout routine and keep you going strong.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Drinking plenty of fluids keeps your body hydrated and can be a good way to take in body-fortifying nutrients. In addition to being delicious “winter warmer” teas, Calli® and Fortune Delight® provide a host of nutrients, including tea catechins, antioxidants, and bioflavonoids. Drinking these concentrated herbal beverages also enhances the body’s natural cleansing process.
Getting your daily allowance of vitamin C is a good way to support immune system health. Citric C™ Tab contains 125 mg of vitamin C—200% of the daily recommended value. Our Tabs are formulated with a body-boosting blend of natural ingredients, including citrus bioflavonoids, green tea leaf extract, and concentrated rose hips, all known for their antioxidant properties. This chewable supplement is a tasty, convenient way to get your daily vitamin C and support optimal health. And parents, Citric C™ Tabs have a natural orange flavor that kids love!
Get Enough Rest
Not getting enough sleep can tax your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to cold and flu viruses. Be aware of how many hours of sleep a night your body needs to feel rested and alert, and supplement it with short naps of 15–30 minutes if possible. Our all-natural herbal tea, Calli® Night,makes a soothing beverage to enjoy before bedtime to promote a good night’s sleep. You can also rub some SunBreeze® Oil or Balm on your neck or muscles to help you unwind and relax—it’s a wonderful way to induce a restful, restorative sleep.
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