As we progress into fall and winter, a change in wardrobe isn’t the only thing you have to worry about, you also have to take measures to protect your family’s health. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, here are four steps you can take to help keep you and your family healthy.
Make sure everyone gets enough sleep.
Besides being well rested, adequate sleep promotes a feeling of overall well being. During the colder seasons the body is prone to more stress due to extreme weather changes. A lack of sleep can leave the body susceptible to viruses such as the flu.
Experimental studies show that there is a link between lack of sleep and the body’s immune system. The immune system is made up of a variety of cells. T-cells decrease when a person is sleep deprived. Yes, sufficient sleep allows the body to regenerate, repair and protect against outside complications. Are you experiencing problems getting to sleep, or staying that way? Make an appointment to see our BlueSleep experts.
Increase intake of healthy nutrients
The nutrients found in food nourishes the body and the fuels the immune system. By feeding the body a variety of nutrients, especially healthy doses of good nutritious foods, it increases one’s energy, strengthens vital organs and helps the body process at normal. Speak with Dr. Jill Baron about the “Take Shape For Life” program, our physician guided weight-loss program. By making an effort to increase your intake of healthy nutrients you will be protecting your body against unwanted viruses.
Get your flu shots
The flu shot is essential for children, the elderly, and immuno-compromised individuals. However, even healthy people without a single complaint should do their part to prevent the spread of this frustrating and dangerous virus. While most healthy adults can ward off the flu after a few days’ rest, this virus can spell disaster for somebody who is already battling another illness. Contributing to herd immunity is a simple way to do your part in keeping you and your community safe.
Conveniently, you can get your flu shot the next time you stop by the New York Wellness & MediSpa. Whether you’re picking up another round of beauty essentials or coming in for a heart check-up, be sure to ask about getting your annual flu shot.
Take some time to yourself.
Are you a busy mom? Or maybe you find yourself in the office way too much? To adapt to seasonal changes, it’s imperative for you to take time to relax. Even if it’s just a few minutes a day, take some time to do absolutely nothing and meditate. If you have a little more time, come in for a massage or pick up some of our FAB® favorites and give yourself a facial. This recharges you both mentally and physically. When your body is constantly on go mode, you’re likely to get stressed out, which isn’t good for your immune system.
During the cold and flu season, taking care of yourself is important. When you come to New York Wellness and Medispa, taking care of yourself never felt better.