By Hampton Pharmaceuticals
The winter months are synonymous with the onset of colds and flu. This is the exact reason why we need to ensure that our immune system is functioning at optimum levels!
The common cold and the influenza virus - known as the flu - peak during the winter months, due to the fact that there are respiratory infections which develop in low humidity environments.
During winter, your immune system is often low. The body produces macrophages and antibodies to fight infection and destroy the unknown, dangerous cells. The problem comes in when antibodies cannot fight the infection fast enough.
To reduce the risk of getting sick this winter, we need to provide our bodies with the best defence mechanism possible. Staying healthy and adhering to a routine can be difficult during the cold months, but there are some solutions.
Firstly, increase your vitamin C intake. This can be difficult, as often the last thing you feel like on an icy day is a cold glass of fruit juice. None the less, it is important and should be consumed through fruits and vegetables.
Studies have suggested that regular physical activity can decrease the likelihood of developing an infection. Regular exercise is a stress reliever and strengthens your body, not only physically, but physiologically as well.
In general it is important to reduce your stress levels, but it is even more important during winter. Take some time to rest and relax and spend some time with family and friends.
Another important component of staying healthy this winter is ensuring that you are getting enough sleep. Relaxation and sleep provide your body with the opportunity to repair and restore the damaged cells. If the cells are not repaired properly, it becomes much easier to contract an infection.
Ensure that you keep warm and that you continually wash or sanitise your hands. Colds and flu are contagious and are passed on from one person to another. You can pass the infection on to someone else by simply giving them a pen.
If you feel that you are unable to provide your immune system with the best possible fighting chance, then Slimatone is the way to go!
Slimatone Mineral Support has been designed to assist women in achieving their daily mineral and calcium intake. It not only provides you with increased energy levels but it also assists with healthy bone and joint development.
Slimatone Daily Lift is another winter warmer! It is a multivitamin that has been formulated to improve your overall levels of energy and help you reach your daily vitamin and mineral requirements. It is packed with a variety of vitamins such as vitamin B, C, D and K, giving you a great defence against anything that comes your way this winter!
Winter can be one of the worst times of the year, but if you take care of yourself and help your body build a strong defence system, you might just find yourself enjoying each and every day more and more!