***This post is sponsored by Nasopure, but all opinions expressed are my own.
Winter weather has arrived and with that brings the dreaded cold and flu and season. Unfortunately, there has already been one round of colds here in my house. It made me start to think of ways to avoid getting sick for the rest of the winter, especially as my Ironman training starts to amp up. Below are some easy tips for staying healthy this winter.
1. Hydration is Key: Almost everyone is familiar with the advice that “You should drink 8 glasses of water a day”, but why? Proper hydration is important to maintaining health and wellness for a number of reasons. It aids in digestion, maintains body muscle tone, assists the brain to work efficiently, and helps burn fat by making sure the kidneys & liver are functioning optimally. With all of these great reasons to drink up, it should be easy to get in the H2O our body needs each day. However, something so simple can feel very hard to do at times, especially in the winter months. A few tips to ensure you get in your water, include: drink 20 ounces of water as soon as you wake up (before your coffee), carry a large mouthed container with you that makes it easy to drink from, infuse your H2O with slices of fruit or fresh herbs, and set a goal to drink half of your daily water intake by lunch time.
2. Get Your Rest: Proper sleep is essential to staying healthy both physically and mentally. While we are catching z’s, our body is busy at work healing and repairing our blood vessels and heart. A good night’s sleep is necessary for our immune system to function optimally to help prevent illness.
3. Eat a few Super Foods Every Day: “Superfood” is a term to describe anything edible that is a nutritional powerhouse. These foods contain high amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They may also aid in weight loss and reduce the risk of chronic diseases in individuals that consistently eat them. These nutrient dense foods can help increase one’s energy level and may help to fend off illness. Some examples of superfoods are: blackberries, apples, bananas, and chia seeds.
4. Exercise often: It is so important to stay active during the cold months. Bundle up and get outside for a short run or walk, even if it is just for 20 minutes. Winter is also a good time to try other activities like a boot camp class, cross fit, or yoga.
If You Do Get Sick…try Nasopure
No matter how hard we try to stay healthy, sometimes we inevitably get sick. I ended up with a miserable cold last month that lingered. Despite rest and hydration, I felt terrible. Then, I discovered Nasopure Nasal Wash. Nasopure has been called “The most comfortable nose wash in the world” because of it’s unique ergonomic design and buffered salt mix. Nasopure helps to manage and relieve symptoms associated with allergies, cold, flu, sinusitis, and rhinitis by naturally promoting nasal and sinus drainage. It may also help to reduce swollen nasal membrane and remove infectious particles, allergens, and pollutants from the nose. I noticed a difference in my cold symptoms shortly after using it. Although my cold is completely gone, I have continued to use Nasopure occasionally to relieve the nasal dryness I have been experiencing from the winter weather.
Nasopure was created by Dr. Hana Solomon, M.D. who is a pediatrician that incorporates a natural approach to practicing medicine. Nasopure nose wash was designed to prevent the “drowning sensation” that can be experienced with other nasal rinses. The ergonomic design of the bottle allows for a natural head and neck position and total control over the pressure and flow of the rinse while using it.
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So Tell Me…
Have you ever tried a nasal wash when you were sick? What do you do to stay healthy during the winter months? Will you give Nasopure a try?
Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a Great Week!