Fight Pesky Colds With Regular Chiropractic Care
It’s that time of year again. This is the season where we spend a large portion of our time either fighting, or avoiding the cold and flu. Nobody likes to be sick, but that doesn’t keep the germs from invading our body, and making us feel like death warmed over. Most of us have a few tricks up our sleeve for keeping germs away, but for good measure and a little reminder, check out these tips for keeping the cold and flu far away this season.
Improve your diet
Keeping your diet in check can do a lot for keeping sickness at bay. Along with being generally healthy in your eating habits, it can also be beneficial to eat more than your usual amounts of garlic and Vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the most famous immune boosting vitamins, with big sources being oranges, leafy greens, and tomatoes. Garlic is thought to be a natural antibiotic and antifungal. Eating this spice can give your immune system a little boost and help it fight off germs before they ever even make you sick.
Wash your hands
I know that this seems like a no brainer, but it often goes forgotten. Not only should you wash your hands after sneezing or coughing or before eating, but you should also wash your hands after touching commonly handled objects like door knobs. If you don’t want to wash your hands that many times a day, you can also carry around a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep germs away.
Seek a chiropractor
This tip surprises many people. Chiropractic care, however, is for more than just back pain. It’s thought that regular chiropractic care can help to boost the immune system by keeping the central nervous system properly aligned. When the spine is in its proper place, the body is able to work more efficiently, meaning it is more able to keep you well. Chiropractors also promote other preventative behavior like exercise and a healthy diet, which when done in conjunction with regular care, can prove a great boost to your disease fighting abilities.
To keep the cold and flu away from you and your family this season, feel free to walk in to The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. You don’t need an appointment, and the prices are specifically made to keep affordability in mind. Keep your spine in optimal health, and reap the benefits of regular chiropractic care through cold and flu season and into the warm months ahead.