Kids are back in school, work is in full swing, and Halloween is just around the corner. That can only mean one thing: we’re back to seasonal germs. However, taking proper care of your immune health is the best way to fight against these pesky germs.
1.Cough & Sneeze Into Your Arm
Part of stopping the spread of germs is working together as a community. To keep germs at bay, we all need to pull our weight. The least we can do is cough and sneeze into our arms when we’re out in public.
This method is known as the vampire cough. While coughing or sneezing into your arm isn’t a fool-proof plan, it can significantly slow down the spread of germs. Experts suggest this method is better than using your hands. This is because you’re less likely to touch surfaces or other people with your sleeve.
2. Eat Well
Have you ever tried to treat a cold with a bowl of soup and a cup of warm tea? While your heart may be in the right place, even though the rest of your body feels out of sorts, taking care of your immune health is a bit more complicated.
A balanced diet consists of a range of vitamins and minerals. The right nutrients can help prepare your body for its fight against infections and disease. Some of the foods you should add to your diet include:
- Aloe Vera Juice
- Fermented Vegetables
- Other Prebiotic Foods
The best way to maximize a healthy diet is by exercising regularly. Exercising is also a great way to boost your immune health. Physical activity, such as a light jog or a brisk walk, can help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways.
Keeping up with physical activity can also cause a change in antibodies and white blood cells. These are two of the main ways we fight off infiltrating germs. The rise in body temperature while working out can also help prevent bacteria from growing. However, be careful not to overextend yourself, as that can cause more harm than good.
4. Sleep Well
A poor sleep schedule is a common trend among those who frequently find themselves ill. While it can be hard to adjust your sleep cycle, we can’t stress enough how important a healthy eight hours of sleep is.
During sleep, your immune system releases cytokines. Your body uses these cytokines to fight off infections or inflammation. Long-term sleep deprivation can increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
5. Lily’s Hand Sanitizer and Aloe Vera Juice
Your hands are constantly coming in contact with germs and unwanted bacteria. To combat these foreign invaders, our aloe vera-based Lily’s hand sanitizer offers a safe and germ-free method to keep your hands clean. This formula has a 70% U.S.-sourced ethyl alcohol base, mixed with our soothing, organically-grown aloe vera. It’s safe, gentle, and great for the whole family to use.
Plus, drinking our aloe vera juice can help give your immune system the boost it needs. It is clinically proven to help boost white blood cells that act as a first line of defense in our bodies. Add it to your favorite immune-boosting smoothie, you can find some recipes here from our blog.
Protect Your Immune System With Lily
If you’re looking to strengthen your immune system, Lily of the Desert products can help! We offer a wide range of aloe vera-based products designed to help you take better care of yourself. To find a store near you please use our store finder tool.