A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found those who exercised the most were least likely to suffer from colds in the winter months. Follow your Doctor's orders for exercise. Many online programs for exercising from couch/chair. Park far away and walk. Use the stairs. Turn off the TV.
Stress impacts your susceptibility to infection and overall wellness in two ways: 1. Weakened Immune System-stress raises cortisol levels, vulnerable to colds/flu & serious health problems 2. Unhealthy Choices-with stress you fail to sleep enough, eat well or exercise increasing the likelihood of illness.
Ideas to reduce stress - worry less, pray, reduce control, create happy situations, seek help.
Your body needs 7-8 hours of good sleep to help recover for the next day and to help lose weight.
Children need 10-14 hours a night.
Less sleep can cause stress to the body.
Eating less sugar from pastries, candy, sodas, and other high carb snacks helps to create good eating habits that will support your immune systems and overall health.
Teach your kids good habits now. Their immune system is still developing. Eating well (fresh, whole foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, lean proteins, and unprocessed whole grains)
Limiting added sugar.
Getting enough quality sleep.
Having time to reduce stress through rest, play and being outside in nature (stress affects kids, too)
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