Nobody wants to get sick during the holidays. You might miss out on going to parties, seeing friends, and enjoying special time with family. But the holidays fall during cold and flu season. What can you do to boost your immunity during the holidays?
There are a lot of ways to support immunity naturally. Many healthy lifestyle decisions are good for your immune system. The precautions we have heard about during the COVID-19 pandemic help. And PatchAid vitamin patches contain essential compounds for maximum immunity. These are seven ways to boost your immunity defense during the holidays.
Get vaccinated. COVID-19 and flu vaccines are widely available and easy to get. They save lives by boosting immunity, and end up lowering the risk of infections and lowering the risk of severe complications if you do get infected. You can also lower your risk of severe infections by staying away from crowded places and wearing a mask when around other people.
Be happy. Manage stress well and put yourself in situations you like, such as relaxed time with family and friends. Reduced stress and better mood can help protect against infections.
Use a patch. PatchAid Vitamin Patches are rich in essential vitamins and minerals and other natural compounds. The PatchAid Immune Defense Patch is one of our popular ones. It has these and more.
Eat right. Plenty of fruits, vegetables, and other sources of antioxidants can support your immune system. Yogurt has probiotics, or gut-healthy bacteria that may improve immunity. Whole grains are rich in fiber and antioxidants and appear to be more protective against infections than refined grains. And, at the same time, limiting sugars and unhealthy fats can help, too.
Sleep more. When you are short on sleep, you are not just tired and less productive. You can be more susceptible to infections. You can support better sleep when you go to bed at a consistent time, have a relaxing and regular bedtime routine, sleep in a cool and dark room, and avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evening.
Get active. Exercise and other physical activity can keep your immune system stronger. They can also support healthier weight and better sleep, which in turn boost immunity.
Wash your hands. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, or use hand sanitizer, before eating, after touching surfaces, and after using the bathroom.
- Antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, cumin seed, and selenium
- Zinc and magnesium, which are needed for strong immune system and muscles, and a stable mood
- Vitamin D, which is needed for immunity but can be low during winter months.
Other ingredients include extracts, such as from aged garlic, ginger root, and turmeric, as well as green tea extract and licorice root extract.
Other patches with immune-boosting nutrients include the Multivitamin Plus Patch for a range of essential vitamins and minerals, the Vitamin C Plus Patch with a lot of antioxidants, and the Vitamin D3 Patch.
While the occasional infection may be unavoidable, boosting immunity defense during the holidays is something you can work on. Following a healthy lifestyle and making smart decisions about vaccinations and whom you spend time with can help prevent infections. So can getting the nutrients you need. The Immune Defense Plus Patch and some of the other patches from PatchAid have nutrients for immunity. Be sure to talk to your doctor about which ones may be right for you!