Sunday, December 13, 2009
It is that time again where the coughs and sneezes create
symptoms of displeasure. It is around this time that we start to hear more
people getting sick not because of the germ in the air but because of the state
of the immune system. Did you know that the common cold virus is always around?
Yes even in summer the cold virus can just drain your spirit just as well as it
can in the winter. However, the difference is that your immune system in
greatly enhanced by the vitamins of the sun as well as your activity level, amount
of time indoors, stress and finally the temperature. This can sap the power out
of you body making it vulnerable to something and simple as the common cold to
full blown flu which in some cases can be fatal.
Why not be proactive this season. Make sure that you are
eating well, getting lots of exercise, and staying hydrated. Believe it or not
you need just as much fluid in the winter as you do in the summer. Sleeping
more is a good thing in the winter. Good thing there are typically more hours
of darkness in the winter making this an easy sell. Get lots of sun. The sun is
a great source of vitamin D and I bet you thought that it was only milk. (SMILE)
Here is an idea. In the winter and if
possible move your workstation closer to the window so that you can gain the
greatest amount of sunlight. This will not only boost your immune system but
also help to you feel warm on those cold days. If you have sun sensitivity, it
might be a good idea to use a little sun block.
Finally get a massage as often as necessary from 6th
Sense Health and Wellness Centers. Research indicated that if your body and
mind are at ease then you are less likely to get sick. If you are not crazy about the massage then maybe
acupuncture may be more appropriate. Winter can be fun and healthy but only if
you are proactive.
Nike Roach, MS, LMBT
6th Sense Health and Wellness Center
1012 Brookstown Ave