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Staying Healthy during Flu and Cold Season

Staying healthy is about our lifestyle choices. Here are a few ideas to help you get started on your way to wellness.

1. GET PLENTY OF REST

As a society, we are so busy with our daily activities that we rarely get adequate rest. With work, school, after school activities and two small children, I know my calendar is full. But it is important, especially when we feel run down, to just REST, to take a break from our busy, ever so important activities.

2. REDUCE STRESS

There are many ways to reduce the stress we all experience. Take time out for yourself to relax. Meditate, Do Yoga, Exercise. It is easy to let these things go by the wayside, but remember, even in the last 10 minutes of your day, to take a bit of time for YOU and your WELL BEING. Your family will thank you for it.

3. DETOXIFY 

With the constant exposure to chemicals and toxins in our environment, including external sources of air pollution and internal sources of the chemicals we use to clean our homes, our internal organs are pushed to the max to eliminate these toxins from our bodies. Sometimes they need some help. Infrared Saunas are a great way to detoxify. Just a 20 minute session per day will help to rid your body of toxins, improve immune functions, ease muscle tension and as a great bonus, burn up to 600 calories per session. For more on home saunas click here.

4. Drink PURIFIED WATER and Stay HYDRATED

Since you are receiving this email, you are already a valued client who knows the importance of drinking water that is free from harmful chemicals. We are constantly inundated with pollution in our environment that finds its way into our water supply. The city does an amazing job of getting BACTERIA FREE water to us on a daily basis. It is up the consumer to remove the chlorine and other chemicals to ensure the water we injest is good for our LONG TERM HEALTH. On Tuesday October 20, 2009 the well respected Dr.OZ did a show on drinking water. He identified 84,000 chemicals that are used in the United States that find their way into the water tables. Each state only regulates 200 of those chemicals. The same is true in Canada. For more info on his show follow the link . . . www.doctoroz.com

Physicians recommend staying hydrated during these “dry” months when we are cooped up inside. By keeping our cells hydrated, we keep them healthy and strong and minimize the chance of viral an bacterial infection. At the start of a cough, sore throat or congestion, remember to drink LOTS of Purifed Water and Teas made with Purified Water.

5. EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES

OK OK my mother always said to me “eat your veggies or you will never grow taller” Boy did I prove her wrong. As a child, veggies were the worst thing on the dinner plate but today as adults we all know how important it is to eat our veggies and fruits. More importantly, try to eat IN SEASON products. As winter is upon us, the root vegetables are fantastic. They include, sweet potatoes, all types of squash and even pumpkin. In season fruits get a little tough to find throughout the winter but try fruits high in vitamin C like oranges and grapefruits to keep our immune systems strong.

6. VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS

Again, a very important ingredient for great health. I choose a daily concoction of a very high quality multi-vitamin, vitamin C and vitamin D (as we loose much of our daylight during the winter months). Consult a naturopath or health care specialist for your personal needs.