The Secrets to Prevent You From Getting Sick

Drink a lot of still water

After you wake up in the morning, the best idea is to drink 0,5-1liter of water.

Drinking water on an empty stomach is super simple and has a number of benefits such as flushing out toxins, speeding up your metabolism, and flushing out your bowels.

Kick the cold

Ever wonder why you always seem to come down with a life-interrupting virus this time of year, while other people you know sail through the season sniffle-, cough-, and ache-free?

We advice you to boost your body immunity and to eat more garlic, citrus fruits (contains a lot of vitamin C), ginger, spinach, red peppers, broccoli and drink a lot of tea made by natural herbs.

Make friends with fresh air

Common wisdom has it that staying indoors, where it’s warm and toasty, is easier on your immune system than being outside in the cold. Problem is, being inside puts you in close constant contact with other people—and their germs.

Not only does escaping into the fresh air give you a break from all those germs circulating inside, but going for a stroll can actually boost your immunity. Fisical exercises lead to an increase in natural killer cells, neutrophils, and monocytes, which ultimately increases immune function. So call your friends and go out for sports.

Relaxation fights off colds

There are a trillion reasons why taking time to chill out might be the last item on your to-do list. But here’s why it should be a priority: Being stressed will damage your immunity. That may be because, over the long term, it leads to the ongoing release of stress hormones, such as glucocorticoids.

These impede your body’s ability to produce cell-signaling molecules called cytokines, which trigger a disease-fighting response from your immune system. You’re also less likely to take care of yourself, so get ample sleep, eat right, exercise when you’re stressed, which is crucial to upping your immunity.

Clean hands are everything

Cold and flu can spread all too easily through touch. Keep your fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible, and make sure to master the art of hand-washing. Soap and water remain your most effective tools there.

Germs can grow on bar soaps, so use the pumped kind—or better yet, a hands-free dispenser and choose regular soap over antibacterial. Lather for a solid 20 seconds before rinsing, and make sure to dry thoroughly (but not on your germy clothes!). Damp hands are far more likely to spread bacteria than dry ones.