Fall is here in Canada and as the leaves on the trees turn into glorious colors and the air becomes crisp, we pull out hats, sweaters, and gloves to enjoy the lovely cool weather. And then suddenly you are reaching for tissues, are sneezing and coughing, and you realize that you have the first dreaded cold of the season.
Why Do We Get Sick in the Fall?
Why do we get sick when the seasons change, especially in the fall and winter? For one thing, we tend to stay inside longer and shut the doors and windows. As more and more people stay inside for longer periods of time together, germs can get easily spread between everybody.
When one person starts sneezing and coughing, those nasty germs are spread throughout the air and when the sick person starts touching things, germs are spread as well. When kids go back to back to school, they can be quite susceptible to catching colds. Then they come home with bacteria and virus and spread the germs throughout the house and with each other.
In addition, many of the bacteria and viruses that are infectious and contagious seem to thrive in lower temperatures, therefore, it can be easier to catch a cold or the flu when you are exposed to these pathogens during cold weather.
How Can I Reduce My Chances of Getting a Cold?
You don’t have to catch a cold or the flu this season! Just because everyone else is getting sick, you can take preventative measures to reduce your chances of getting ill. Wash your hands thoroughly and often. This cannot be emphasized enough! As we go about our day we are constantly touching things that other people (and some of those people are contagious) have been handling. They have often been sneezing and coughing directly into their hands! Yuk!
Think about handling grocery carts, refrigerator or cabinet doors in your workplace and home, faucets in the restroom – pretty much anywhere people touch objects. And as the bacteria and viruses become stronger and more resilient, and if your immune system is suppressed, you can be setting your self up to catch a bug that will put you in bed.
Keeping your immune system healthy is vital in helping you reduce your chance of getting sick. If our systems are strong, and our natural defenses are vital, we have a much better chance of pathogens not affecting us and we have a better ability to fight them off.
What is the Best Way to Keep My Immune System Healthy?
There are several ways to keep your immune system strong and healthy. Hydrate for one thing. When you are drinking sufficient amounts of clean water daily, you will be flushing out germs and other toxins which may have built up in the body. Make sure and get plenty of sleep as well. When you do not get enough sleep, your immune system may become compromised which can put you at risk for catching colds and infections.
It is important to stick to an exercise regime as well. When you are exercising, oxygen-rich blood is flowing throughout your entire body bringing nutrient-rich blood to the brain, and all of the organs to keep the cells and your body healthy. If you can get outside and exercise do so. If you visit the gym, make sure to wipe down the public equipment, wear gloves when possible, and wash your hands!
Eating healthy, balanced meals is always important, but especially when everyone else is sick as you want to keep your immune system as strong as can be during flu and cold season. Make sure you are eating proper amounts of lean protein, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats.
Another way to support your immune system is with the following Isagenix products. It can be difficult to get the necessary amounts of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet, especially during the fall and winter months. This is where Isagenix IsaGreens and Isagenix Fruits can help out. These are not intended to be a substitute for fresh greens and fruits but are designed to help you get the optimum amounts of nutrition every day.
Scientifically formulated with over 30 select vegetables, herbs, and superfoods, IsaGreens is a powerful combination which provides minerals, vitamins, and added probiotics for a balanced blend of nutrition. Each serving is only 30 calories, is easy to drink, and is perfect for getting nutrition on the go.
This tasty supplement has over 30 different fruits that when combined, can help to provide the vitamins and minerals needed for you to stay in tip-top health. The fruits in Isagenix Fruits have been cold-pressed to preserve as many nutrients as possible and each serving is only 25 calories.
Sleep is essential for helping the immune system stay healthy and strong. Yet, so many people suffer from not getting enough rest. Isagenix’s Sleep Support System is designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, waking up refreshed in the morning.
The brain is the driving mechanism that runs our bodies, and we want to make sure it has plenty of nutrients and oxygen-rich blood to keep it strong and healthy. With the Brain Boost supplement, you will receive vital nutrients to help your brain function well.
Filled with immune boosting zinc that can help with healthy cell production, Isamune with Zinc can help your immune system stay healthy year round. In addition to zinc, Isamune contains blueberry and bilberry that can help to fight free radicals with their antioxidant properties.
Keep those fall and winter colds away by washing your hands, getting plenty of sleep, exercising, drinking water, eating healthy, and by using Isagenix products that are meant to give your immune system a healthy boost.