Flu season is here- hopefully you’ve been lucky enough to avoid catching something so far but chances are you’ve been around people who were sick. If you’re looking for something besides the flu shot to prevent coming down with a virus this winter, consider regular chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life in Longmont provides excellent chiropractic care for the whole family to strengthen the immune system and help prevent the flu.
The flu differs from the common cold mainly in that it causes a fever while a cold does not. Other symptoms of the flu are runny nose, congestion, sore throat, cough, muscle and joint aches that usually last around four days. Chiropractic care will increase your natural resistance to viruses by ensuring your body is free of subluxations so that it can function optimally! Maintaining a strong immune system is the best way to prevent catching the flu this season.
Besides getting regular chiropractic adjustments, maintain the following healthy habits to boost your immune system:
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night, and if you’re starting to feel under the weather, try to get even more.
- Exercise regularly to boost your immune system’s natural killer cells, which help fight viruses. Even when you come down with a virus, it’s better to take a walk than stay on the couch- it will help break up mucus and release endorphins.
- Eat healthy by loading up on veggies and reducing sugar, and take a vitamin D supplement when not getting enough sun exposure.
We can’t avoid being around sick coworkers and our kids can’t avoid sick classmates, so it’s important that everyone’s immune systems are strong to prevent passing a virus around at home. Finding an experienced family chiropractor like Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life in Longmont is one of the best ways to prevent coming down with the flu!