There are several ways to keep yourself healthy and prepared to take on flu season. Keeping an eye out on stress levels, eating well, and consuming more ginger are just some of the ways that you can give your immune system an extra boost.
We love ginger not only because it has amazing benefits for your skin, but also because it has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is often used as a cold remedy because it may reduce inflammation and aid gut health. Studies have even shown that ginger has antibacterial and antiviral effects. So load up on ginger for your wellness, and give your immune system an extra boost if you feel run down.
If you're looking for a simple way to incorporate ginger into your everyday diet, try out our delicious ginger-powered cucumber + lemon wellness beverage. It's got a touch of lemon (extra bonus points during flu season) and 2 teaspoons of organic ginger with a refreshing cucumber taste. During the winter months we like to drink it both hot and cold.
Staying well-rested and getting at least eight hours of sleep is important for your immune system. Loss of quality sleep can actually make you more susceptible to diseases. Your body repairs itself during sleep and this time is critical for your vital organs and maintaining homeostasis. If you have trouble getting sleep, try setting a bedtime routine such as reading a book 30 minutes before bed and removing your electronics from your bedroom. Also, check out our article on white, pink, and brown noise for more insight into staying asleep.
And while it's important to eat a balanced diet, don't forget to feed your soul as well. Find time to de-stress and connect with your body. This could be done through meditation or by incorporating some simple yoga poses into your morning routine. You can also connect with Mother Nature by taking walks near a park or lake.
We know this fall season will be unlike anything we've experienced before. If you feel overwhelmed, call a friend or family member and stay connected. From all of us at recoup, stay well and stay happy!