Staying healthy with the ever changing weather!

The transition from winter to spring-though a joyous one, can be very hard on ones body and immune system. Trying to keep from getting sick can become a full-time job if the weather is always changing and you are not prepared for it. Here are a few tips that will help you stay sick-free during the changing seasons!!

Wash your hands frequently  Washing your hands regularly especially during the winter and spring seasons can help eliminate many germs and ensure that you are not spreading bacteria on the things you touch. It is recommended that you wash your hands for around 20-26 seconds making sure that you cover your hands completely with soap and water.

Dressing in layers: With the weather changing there are days where the temperature fluctuates and you may need a jacket in the morning but not in the afternoon. Dressing in layers is a great way to avoid not being prepared for the weather. A lot of students get sick not only from being in close contact with other sick students, but not wearing a jacket when they think it is “nice” out. Though the temperature may feel good, your body may not adjust to it right away.

Eating right: A lot of foods offer a great deal of nutritional value that can help protect your body against getting sick. Your body craves and runs on vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Without these it is hard to stay healthy and fight off colds and other sicknesses.

  • Acidic fruits
  • Fish
  • Milk & Yogurt
  • Dark Chocolate…yes DARK CHOCOLATE
  • Leafy Greens
  • Skinless turkey breast
  • Oats
  • Nuts
  • Carrots and sweet potatoes

Staying healthy and sick-free can be hard to do and with the changing of season that is especially difficult to do. Keeping these few things in mid may help with staying at the top of your game and avoiding unnecessary sick days. These are just precautions that help you enjoy the changing seasons to their fullest.

 

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