It’s all about prevention; continually making it a point to take care of you and your body in effort to stay resilient to the external factors in your environment. There are two ways to ward off illness: take precautions to prevent or begin treatment once symptoms have surfaced.
Eating healthfully, getting the rest you need, staying hydrated, and thinking positively are the top four ways to uphold wellness. They sound simple but then again so is health. Live by these four strategies and you will find that health is both attainable and easy to maintain.
Food is your fuel. It’s the energy you put into your body to maintain your radiance. If you eat a balanced diet, full of fruits and vegetables and pass the simple sugars and packaged food, your immune system will thank you. When the seasons change your body is forced to anticipate change and maintain balance. If you feed your body meals that nourish rather than deplete, your body can gracefully prepare for the new seasons without going into overdrive. Filling your body with sugars and options that dehydrate cause blockages — in affect leaving your body helpless in flushing toxins that lead to illness. Drinking water throughout your day, automatically flushes those foreign invaders. Water also hydrates your skin and energizes the bodies cells.
Rest is equally important to health. Sleep allows your body to rejuvenate and replenish. When you burn the candle at both ends, your body doesn’t get appropriate time to regenerate. The body ends up spending more energy on keeping you awake then restoring your body from a hard day. It’s like cleaning up the kitchen after a big meal. If you clean it up right away, the next time you decide to prepare an involved meal, you can focus on the new meal rather than wasting time removing the mess from the previous one.
Positive thoughts are the icing on the cake. Your mind is a powerful thing; You are in charge of your perceptions. Allow yourself to find meaning in every situation and realize that every moment could be your last. Live live to the fullest and know that some things just don’t matter. Let go and breathe in acceptance for the things you cannot change.
So you fell off the bandwagon? Have an cough or sore throat? There are simple precautions you can take to make sure you don’t get any worse:
1. Drink water — lot’s of it.
2. Stay away from coffee and sugar.
3. Rest when your body tells you it’s tired.
4. The power of thought can also do you some good. You create your own reality so by thinking yourself healthy and reminding yourself that your immune system is strong, you can and will fight this.