Are you avoiding or currently fighting a cold or the flu? Nobody likes getting sick! You probably spent a good amount of time prepping your body for this season with Zinc, Emergen-C and lots and lots of hand sanitizer. There fighting colds and the fluare many tricks to keep sicknesses out of your home, here are a few of our tricks:

Clean Hands, Happy Heart

Hand washing can prevent about 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and about 20% of respiratory infections (e.g., colds.) (Source) Think about it, people touch their eyes, nose and mouth all the time instinctively. Germs can get into our bodies through these body parts and make us sick. Germs from unwashed hands can get into foods and drinks! Germs are even transferred to everyday objects like handrails, tables, toys, money, etc. So wash your hands! If you feel that you cannot wash your hands often, purchase a hand-held bottle of hand sanitizer to keep germs at bay.

Diet

Keeping your diet in check can help you avoid getting sick. It may seem harder to maintain a diet during winter months with Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it’s important. Vitamin C is a great immune boosting vitamin. Garlic is said to be a natural anti-fungal and antibiotic to include in your diet as well.

Chiropractic Visits

Chiropractors treat more than back pain. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help boost your immune system by maintaining a properly aligned central nervous system. Adjustments unlock your nervous system potential by restoring your body’s ability to function properly.

Want to avoid a cold or the flu? Contact us to schedule your chiropractic adjustment.

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