Published on August 23, 2021
Be your healthy best all year round.
The lazy days of summer are winding down and old man winter is lurking just around the corner. While it can be hard to adjust to the change of seasons, it’s an excellent opportunity to evaluate your health and wellness and prepare for our northern winter.
It’s simply easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the summer months here in Canada. Fresh fruit and vegetables are in season, the warm weather helps us get outside and work up a sweat, and there’s plenty of sunshine around to top up those Vitamin D levels.
But as the days get shorter, all of those things get harder. On top of that, cold and flu season is lurking right around the corner, ready to challenge your immune system. But more on that later. First, let’s talk about what you need to stay healthy – whatever the season!
- Drink alcohol in moderation: excessive alcohol consumption is linked to a variety of health risks – while a glass of wine every now and again may have beneficial health effects, it’s important to enjoy alcohol in moderation.
- Get enough sleep: statistics show that up to a third of Canadians don’t get enough sleep. Reducing stress, avoiding caffeine before bed, and maintaining a regular schedule can all help with getting enough shut eye.
Wash your hands: this is especially important as cold and flu season approaches. Frequent hand washing, especially around food preparation or eating, is one of the best ways to prevent illness.
- Oral hygiene: brushing twice a day, flossing daily and regular dental checkups and cleaning are essential to general health and well being.
As cold and flu season approaches, you might also want to consider supplementing your diet with vitamin c and zinc. Both are used to help maintain immune function.
Nature’s Way Sambucus gummies are a factor in the maintenance of good health. Each gummy contains 45mg of Vitamin C, 25mg of Elderberry and 3.75mg of Zinc. It’s a delicious – and fun! – way to help maintain immune function, along with a host of other benefits including the healthy development of bones, skin and teeth, helping the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and helping wound healing.
Nature’s Way Zinc lozenges are another tasty way to supplement your diet to help maintain immune function. Each lozenge contains 23mg of Zinc, as well as 20mg of Echinacea and 100mg of Vitamin C, an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health.
Consult a Health Care Practioner for use beyond 8 weeks, and before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
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