Eco-friendly Tips to Beat the Flu this Winter

November 18, 2015

Follow these eco-friendly tips to prevent getting sick this winter season!

 

 

Wash your hands often.

 

Doctor’s agree that frequent hand washing can ward off more viruses and illnesses than any vaccine or other medical intervention.  Hand washing prevents the spread of germs from surface to surface and prevents the spread of viruses and bacteria. So lather up, and avoid being down and out this winter.

 

Avoid using antibacterial products.

 

Companies love to tell us that their antibacterial products will help kill more germs and keep you healthier. The problem is, these products also kill the good germs that would help ward off disease carrying germs, making the bad germs stronger. Using natural, organic soaps and cleansers will leave your home healthy and happy!

 

A clean home is a healthy home.

 

This one seems obvious, but even the cleanest of homes can be harmful if you are using harsh, chemical-based cleaning agents. The idea is to clean your home without leaving chemicals in the air, in fabrics, or on household surfaces. Be sure to wipe down surfaces often with natural cleaning products, and be sure to wash linens, stuffed toys and other fabrics frequently.

 

Eat well, live well.

 

We have all heard the benefits of a healthy diet. But eating right is about more than just eating more fruits and vegetables. Eating, fresh, organic meat and produce, as well as avoiding processed foods and sweets, will help boost your immune system and keep the flu at bay.

 

Drink to your good health!

 

Beyond eating healthy, you can also drink to your good health as well. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has many other health benefits. White tea is said to prevent cancer. All teas are naturally caffeinated which can help your brain stay alert. Add a bit of fresh ginger to your tea to help alleviate lung afflictions caused by bronchitis and the flu.

 

Get plenty of rest.

 

Busy, commitment-filled schedules can sometimes leave us over stressed, over tired and run down. Committing to a sleep schedule and getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night give your body the time it needs to repair itself.

 

 

 

 

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