1. Rest: Getting enough sleep is critical for good health. It allows the body some down time to recuperate. During this time your body can focus on restoring energy levels and fighting off microorganisms that may cause disease.
2. Drink Water: Of course this time of year is best for drinking coffee, tea, and cocoa. But continuing to stay hydrated is important. One major benefit is that it flushes toxins that can build up and run you down opening you up to infections.
3. Exercise: Movement gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing boosting your immune system. It also releases feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin which help reduce stress.
4. Get Outside: This may seem counter-intuitive, but staying inside re-exposes you to all the air and germs floating around the house. Getting out for even 5 or 10 minutes can give that breath of fresh air you need. It's even better when it's sunny and you get that dose of sun for Vitamin D!
5. Get adjusted: Yes this really works. Our daughter recently got a "bug" and we made sure she was getting adjusted. It helps the body function properly by powering the immune system to quickly and effectively mount defenses. She was significantly better in under 24 hours.