catching the flu by 40-60% and will also reduce the severity of the illness if you do get sick. Everyone six months and older should get the influenza vaccine (flu) with rare exceptions. According to the CDC, you should do so by the end of October to be protected for the season.
3. Stay Active
It’s tempting to let our exercise routine fall by the wayside during the winter months however staying active will control your weight, improve your mood and even boost your immune system keeping you illness free. Moderate exercise such as walking for half an hour each day is all you need. Try to get outside to enjoy the sunshine during the day if you can.
4. Get Enough Rest
Your mind and body recharge, repair and recover during sleep so it should be a priority. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7 or more hours per night. Lack of sleep will weaken your body’s immune response and make you sick. Sleep is also essential for our emotional wellbeing. Most if not all of us have experienced feeling irritable, impatient and stressed after a sleepless night. One way to promote balance in your emotions is to get adequate sleep.
5. Be Mindful Of The Carbs
We tend to crave carbs and other comfort foods during the winter season especially if we have the winter blues. These foods raise the serotonin levels in our brain and make us feel happier. But this can pack on