Preparing your Immune System for the Cold & Flu Season

As the weather changes and remains cold, there is a demand on your immune system. If you are healthy and not faced with a lot of additional stressors, often you can weather the change and remain healthy.

However for many, the cold weather coupled with consistent stress of everyday life can push an already weakened immune system to the “edge”, leading to common illnesses and viruses.

If you have low immune system reserves, you may have increased risk of illness during the cold weather.

Follow these guidelines to avoid cold & flu and watch the video below for additional suggestions.

  1. Reduce stress as it compromises your immune system
  2. Avoid sugar, it too compromises your immune system
  3. Get adequate sunlight (15-20 minutes each day)
  4. Exercise
  5. Eat 5-7 servings of fruits & vegetables per day

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