Did you know one sneeze somewhere crowded like a railway station escalator could infect up to 150 people in as little as five minutes via people breathing in the droplets or touching those that land on the handrail. However, for that bug to then turn into sneezes, sniffles and misery it has to (a) enter your body and (b) get past your immune system unscathed. Some women never get sick so what can you do to be like them?
Keep Your Nose Warm
Dr Ron Eccles from the UK’s Cardiff University is one of the world’s most eminent cold researchers. He points out a new theory as to why we catch more colds in winter, “Our nose is colder then, and that cooling of the nose lowers resistance to infection.” So, if it’s really chilly, place a scarf over your nose to keep it warm.
Try not to lie
Feeling guilty has been shown to lower your immune defences but, also, the body language a person uses when lying can increase their chance of spreading germs. “The average person tells four lies a day. One of the major giveaways is that the person touches their nose, face and eyes, which during flu season increases the chances of you passing the bug into your system,” says TV doctor Dr Andrew Rochford. A clever tip? Painting your fingernails red may keep your hands away from your face as it helps you spot when your fingers are getting near your face.
Boost Your Vitamin D
According to research from Greenwich Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine in the US, you’re twice as likely to come down with a cold if you’re exposed to the bugs when levels of vitamin D in your blood are low. If you live in Australia’s south, the Cancer Council suggests boosting your vitamin-D by getting the sun on your face, hands and arms two to three hours a week. If you suspect you’re still deficient, ask your doctor to test you in case you need a supplement.
We spend plenty of our waking hours at work, but for many of us, it’s the last place we’d go to for a vitality boost. Thankfully, there are ways to make your workspace better for you, from simple additions like a pot plant or an inspiring mantra, to at-your-desk yoga and meditation. The result: your energy levels, creativity and job satisfaction will soar. So go on, get to work!
Mini yoga routine
“Including mini yoga sessions in your working day helps reduce stress and anxiety, improve energy levels and relieve neck and back tension,” says yoga instructor Prameet Kotak. He recommends doing the following routine three times daily:
Rotate your shoulders 10 times in reverse and five times forward.
Twist your neck from left to right, repeating 10 times on each side. Follow with 10 neck side bends on each side.
Before starting, lock your chair wheels or use a sturdy, stable chair.
When seated, look over one shoulder so you get a twist from the neck to the lower back. Repeat on other side.
Leading from your neck, bend your body to one side. Repeat on the other side.
Rest your hands behind you with your palms down on chair (similar to a tricep dip). Lift buttocks off chair, arching your back.
Drop your head and chest to your knees.
There are different types of healthy living food diet. A healthy diet is any diet that consists of healthy eating and healthy dieting and not entirely depriving yourself and your body of food or the proper nutrition it deserves.
Many diets today claims to be a healthy but not all of them are true. One example of this is the grapefruit diet, which argues that consumption of this with each meal would increase metabolic rate, burn fats and enable rapid weight lose. But further studies have shown that this is not true. And that consuming grapefruit does not bring these results.
Many still claim that they are healthy, with the many testimonials from their users that say that this particular diet, actually worked for them or helped them lose weight.
Two other examples of claimants of healthy living food diet are low-calorie and low-fat diets. Low-calorie diets are special powder drinks that one needs to consume alongside their regular diet or regular eating pattern. But studies have proven that drinking low-calorie drinks alone cannot prevent you from gaining weight and a balanced diet coupled with a few exercise can help you achieve weight loss. Read More …