How To Keep Your Immune System Strong At Christmas

By on December 4, 2017

The Christmas season is a time for ice skating, lots of shopping and many celebrations, so being in bed with your hot water bottle is I’m sure the last thing that’s on your mind!

If you want to stay cold free and fit throughout December, then you’re going to need to keep your immune system in tip top shape! So where should you start?

First, let’s look at the real reason why we get colds.

A cold is a virus that enters our body through our nose or mouth. This virus contains bacteria that can be spread by person to person or simply through the air, such as through coughing or sneezing. This is why it’s vital to have a strong immune system, as you can never guarantee that bacteria won’t spread even when trying your best to stay away.

Keeping Clean

Now by keeping clean I don’t mean hibernating indoors and avoiding all human contact, I just mean taking extra precautions! The best form of advice I can give you is to always keep hand sanitizer on you. They’re small, handy, and can be picked up for less than £2!

Next would be to wear a scarf (and obviously a coat too) – if you can, cover your nose and mouth whilst in a busy area. You’ll reduce the chances of breathing in germs and keep warmer!

The last precaution would be to wear training gloves. Have you ever considered how many thousands of germs are on the equipment that you use on a daily basis? Wear your gloves and wash them once a week to keep the germs at bay!

Eating Fruit

In particular, berries. Fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, goji berries and a long list of others, all contain antioxidants which protect our cells from free radicals. Free radicals can be breathed in through damaging chemicals in the environment (such as smoking), antioxidants slow down the oxidation process preventing damage to our cells. Want to know which fruits contain the most antixodants? Cut the fruit open and see how long it stays fresh for! You’ll notice that bananas and apples start to go brown pretty quickly, which means that they contain less antioxidants.

Say No To Deficiences

Keeping a strong immune system means having a healthy – balanced diet that’s not deficient in any vitamins or minerals. It can be very confusing at times to know what vitamins to take and how much to take! So here’s a list of our top 4 immune boosting supplements!

Ultiman 

Ultiman is a high male strength multivitamin, it’s designed to support the immune function and provide protection against antioxidants. Take two multivit tablets twice a day before food (4 per day maximum).

Super Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’, not only does it protect your immune system but supports healthy bone growth. Only one soft gel should be taken per day.

Omega 3

Omega 3 plays a vital role in the body for normal functioning and maintenance of all health and well being. In particular a healthy heart and brain function. Take two soft gels 1-3 times per day.

Super Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B is the much needed supplement to take when you’re feeling sluggish with those winter blues! It contains all eessential B vitamins at high strength levels to support training, performance, health and wellbeing. Take one tablet per day with food.

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