Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know someone who is sick, getting sick, or just recovering from being sick this month? I would guess that the answer is no.
However, there are a few simple things you can do this season to ensure your body is ready to fight the good fight against illness. After all, that is what your body is made to do!We all have the secret to health locked away inside of us. It is always there, working to protect us, but it is not always as strong as we need it to be to keep us healthy.
There are a few things you can do, starting today, to ensure you stay healthy going into the holidays. They are simple steps that we hear again and again, but we are not always listening or willing to take the initiative to protect ourselves.
First, listen to your body! Do you feel drained? Are you waking up feeling like all you want to do is go back to sleep? Are you stressed out, staying up too late, getting too little rest, or just ignoring the signs that your body is succumbing to illness?
Sleep is paramount in ensuring that your body has adequate time to recover and heal.Think about a time when you were sick. I would bet that you just curled up somewhere with a blanket feeling miserable and let your body drift in and out of consciousness. Ask yourself, “Why did I wait until I was sick to get the rest my body needed to heal?”
We have all found ourselves in this position, but wouldn’t it make more sense to listen ahead of time and get an appropriate night’s rest before we fall ill? It is one of the easiest things we can do to make sure we stay healthy.
Another simple step is proper hydration. This means drinking water. Soda and coffee are not a suitable replacement for water. Our bodies operate more efficiently when they have the necessary hydration to do so.
How about diet? Most people probably do not make it through a single day without thinking about the foods that they are putting into their bodies. These foods require the body to initiate digestion. Simple, healthy foods are much easier for your body to break down and digest. Complex fats and carbohydrates take an extra effort to process, leaving your body with a much heavier workload.
If you put lack of sleep, improper hydration, and an unhealthy diet all together, day after day, you are reducing your body’s ability to function at an optimal level and you are creating a recipe for illness. By simply concentrating on the basics of a healthy body and immune system, you will experience a much greater supply of energy and you may not find yourself curled up under your blankets wishing you could just feel better.
There is another simple step you should also greatly consider this season, and that is chiropractic. Chiropractic is proven to boost your body’s immune system. Chiropractic concentrates on your nervous system which transmits all the important neurological messages to every cell, organ, and tissue in your body. These messages, especially in regards to illness, are the directions laid out by your brain to make sure everything is in working order within your body. These messages are happening every second of the day and without them you could not function.
Chiropractic removes hindrances to your nervous system function by correcting misalignments in your spine that restrict important nervous system messages traveling through your body. The philosophy is simple; without proper nervous system function, your body cannot receive all the important directions to keep you well.
This season, do your body a favor and help maintain the proper internal environment that allows your body to heal. Sleep, proper diet, hydration, and chiropractic care will be more beneficial then any medicine on the market.