4 Ways to Flu-Proof Your Winter

It is that time of year again. My job offers the flu shot to all employees for free. It is highly recommended unless you have an allergy. Of course, I got my shot. But, there are many ways to prevent you and your family from getting sick this winter season. Here are just a few:

1. With Food

  • Yogurt
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Fatty Fish

2. Shield Yourself from Germs

  • Wash hands often and well
  • Don’t share toothpaste tubes
  • Use paper towels
  • Use disinfectants
  • Use other creative barriers: press elevator buttons with your key, knuckle, or elbow

3. Buy Supplements

4. Get Plenty of Exercise and Rest


Read More: 4 Ways to Flu-Proof Your Winter | Active.com.

Omega-3s: What they can do for you!

Omega 3s

are healthy fats that belong in every person’s diet:

  1. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
  2. EPA (eicosapentaenoic)
  3. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)

They have major health benefits, the biggest one being that they help to prevent inflammatory diseases like heart disease and arthritis.

How to incorporate Omega 3s into your diet:

There are several ways to make sure you are getting your daily required intake of Omega 3s. Here are a few:

  1. 1 tsp of oil (particularly Olive Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Flax Seed Oil) on your vegetables twice-a-day
  2. Eat fish often or include a Fish Oil supplement into your meals
  3. Eat eggs

To read more click here>> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=873