Why does the colder weather make it easier for you to get sick? In the colder weather, you are more likely to find yourself indoors with crowds of other people, making it easier for you to come in contact with someone sick. Vitality Chiropractic, serving Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, and surrounding areas, looks at how to stay healthy during the cold and flu season.
Clean Your Hands Often
Cold and flu germs survive for a long time on surfaces. Even something as simple as grabbing a germ-covered door handle then touching your face can lead to an infection. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. Get your kids into the habit of washing their hands and using hand sanitizer more often since schools are places where viruses can easily spread.
You can boost your immune system by eating foods rich in vitamins C, B6, and E. Talk to our chiropractor about how to best incorporate these vitamins into your diet for health and resilience. Even if you do get sick, it's never too late to start eating right to help support your body when recovering from a cold or the flu.
Use a Humidifier
The viruses responsible for colds and the flu exist for a long time in cold, dry air. Keep your home humid to help make it less hospitable for viruses. Ask your employer if you can use a portable humidifier at your desk. Humidifiers also help relieve the symptoms of dry eye or dry sinuses, which can worsen in dry air.
See a Chiropractor
Chronic pain and poor sleep weaken your body's immune system, making you more prone to get sick. Chiropractic care helps relieve pain and enables you to relax enough to get a good night's sleep. We can also offer lifestyle and nutritional advice to ensure you can adequately protect yourself from the flu.
Contact Us to Find Out How We Can Help Boost Your Immune System this Winter
If you have further questions about how to stay healthy during cold and flu season and live in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, or Centennial, CO, contact Vitality Chiropractic at (303) 346-7095 to make an appointment today. We are dedicated to providing our patients the care they need to live healthy and pain-free lives.