There are so many people who are traveling and visiting loved ones during the holidays. Regardless of if you are driving, going by train, catching a flight, or taking a bus, be mindful of the following tips to help keep your family happy and healthy during the holiday season.
Tips For Staying Healthy During The Winter
Don’t set your bags down in public restrooms. Most people think the toilet contains the most germs, but it is the floors that do. Use the hooks on the door or wall to hang up your bags if you are able.
Wash your hands frequently and make sure that your kids do the same. Although something that should be a given, it is easily forgotten during the chaos of travel. Whenever you stop in a public place like a rest area or gas station, take the opportunity to wash your hands. This will reduce the number of germs on your hands, as studies have shown those that wash frequently get colds and the flu less.
Staying hydrated is so important to staying healthy. Keep plenty of water accessible and on hand while traveling to help flush out any toxins in your body and increase your energy. Abundant water intake also can help ease congestion and helps your body fight viruses.
Be mindful of how much sugar you’re consuming. Although it is a time of year where sweets are in abundance, the sugar in just two cans of soda weakens your body’s white blood cells ability to fight and kill germs by forty percent!
Being a celebratory time, most people have the tendency to overdo it on the alcohol consumption and may even indulge on flights. Alcohol, like sugar, can reduce your body’s ability to fight germs and it can also increase nutritional deficiency. Limiting it or avoiding it completely is the best way to go.
If you see someone who is coughing or sneezing, try and keep your distance. This may not always be an easy task, but experts say six feet is how far flu virus particles can travel, so keeping that distance away from anyone who appears ill will help keep you healthy.
If you are using public transportation, bring your own pillow and blanket. Airlines wash their frequently, but you do not know if the last person before you to use it was ill. Along the same lines, do not use the backseat pocket on airplanes. There is no way to know when it was last cleaned. The person before you may have even used it to store their tissues in on the flight before yours.
Clean your cell phone frequently. Research shows that cell phones are dirtier and carry more germs than most toilet seats. Using a moist microfiber cloth to clean your cell phone will help ward off those germs that can easily make you sick.
Schedule A Chiropractic Adjustment To Maximize Your Personal Health
Lastly, maintaining your routine of chiropractic adjustments is the best way to continue to keep your immune system healthy, especially during the winter months where most illnesses are acquired. Call Atlanta chiropractors at (404) 889-8828 to schedule your adjustment today.