We all have it.
It’s hard getting out of bed when the sun isn’t shining.
And it’s funny how fast the season changes on us. One day it’s summer and the next day we’re dawning winter jackets.
The fall cold is something that myself and many people I know are going through so I figured now would be a good time to write an article on things you can do to set yourself up for a healthy transitional season.
Dress for Success
The season changed overnight, and it’s likely that you’re not dressing for it.
I was guilty of this myself. Leaving the house in a t-shirt with weather like this is guaranteed to set yourself up for morning sniffles.
It’s not summer anymore, it’s fall, and EVEN IF it’s sunny when you leave the house you’re probably going to run into some wind chills and a transition in weather in the next few hours.
Dress for success means you bring a sweater, or a winter jacket, with you when you leave the house.
The Benefits of Staying Hydrated
It might seem simple, but stay hydrated. Our bodies are made up of water, and when we are de-hydrated our immune systems don’t function as optimally.
Give your immune system a chance to fight off any incoming infection by staying hydrated. You might think you drink enough water but there’s a good chance that you’re dehyrdated.
Often hunger pangs are a sign of dehydration and we confuse them with hunger so we eat more, instead we should be drinking more.
Carry a water bottle with you and stay hydrated!
Probiotics vs. Antibiotics
If you’re one of my clients you’ll know that I recommend 1 scoop of Greens Powder every day to make sure that you’re getting your vegetables in.
It’s important to make sure that you’re getting all of your micronutrients in because you give your body the necessary tools to fight off infection and to prevent infection before it has a chance to take over.
In fact, I’m a fan of probiotics vs. antibiotics. Antibiotics fill your body with bacteria that fight infection, probiotics fill your body with healthy bacteria that prevent infection in the first place.
More of the healthy, natural bacteria and less of the chemical, unnatural organisms perscribed to fight infection.
In fact, if I get REALLY sick, I’ll head to a health food store and spend $60 on a bottle of Probiotics with 50 billion active enzymes and take 3 pills a day for 3 days and I promise you the stuff works like magic.
The season’s changing and we’ve gotta change too! Dress for success, stay hydrated, and reach for your greens.
Stick to probiotics instead of antibiotics and give your body a chance to flush out the infection naturally.