The holiday season is upon us. And for most of us, it will include visiting friends and family, indulging in delicious food and getting seriously off of our schedules and routines. As much as we enjoy it, it can wreak havoc on our immune systems.
Here are pro tips on staying healthy through it all!
Take Vitamin Supplements.
It can be quite difficult when you’re traveling, or just enjoying the season, to eat all the food you need for your immune system to operate at optimal levels. That’s why some vitamin supplements can help you stay healthy and active. Vitamin D, for example, can be especially complicated to keep at a good level during the winter months. Studies have also shown that people under stress who take Vitamin C supplements are less likely to catch a viral infection. Selenium, Quercetin and Zinc are excellent for supporting the immune system.
You can also start a regime of probiotics to encourage your body’s natural ability to fight infection and keep your digestive system on alert!
Eat a Healthy Diet.
You know what they say—you are what you eat. So if you’re gorging yourself on indulgent food and drinks for 3 meals a day, don’t be surprised if you catch a cold. There are a number of immune system-boosting foods like greens, fish, or almonds that should form a regular part of your diet. Before traveling, fill your meals with foods rich in omega 3, zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C.
A convenient way to get all of the nutrients you need on the go is this delicious Immunity Boosting Smoothie.
Get Good Sleep.
Getting a regular, good night’s sleep is really important in keeping a healthy immune system. Sleep is vital to your overall wellbeing and so it stands to reason that it helps you stay healthy on a trip. A lack of sleep is often the culprit behind things like high-stress levels, headaches, fatigue, itchy eyes, and more. Studies show that lack of sleep, or its poor quality, can affect some of the functions of the immune system and often leads to higher risks of infections and certain diseases. Target getting around 7-8 hours of sleep a night to give your body the chance to go through the full cycle of REM sleep.
When traveling, getting a better night’s rest includes sticking to a regular sleep schedule and factoring in time zone changes before you take off. If your future travels will involve jet lag, you can prepare for that beforehand. Start shifting your schedule slightly toward the time zone you’re going to be traveling to. You can shift your bedtime in 20- to 30-minute increments every few days to make the transition to the new time zone a bit easier.
While you might be good about drinking enough water in your typical day-to-day life, it’s easy to slip up when you’re out of your regular routine. But don’t let that be an excuse. Proper hydration is critical in order for your body to function properly. Water is found in every cell in the body, which means it’s part of all the tissues, organs, and systems we need to function and feel our best. It also helps flush out toxins and replace hydration lost from overindulging.
If you are flying, you can boost your immune systems by staying hydrated before, during, and after travel.
In addition to lifestyle, diet, sleep and supplements, adding certain IV therapies and injections can help jumpstart the process and boost your results.
At Tennessee Hydration we offer:
Vitamin D3 Shot
Vitamin D3 plays an important role in facilitating normal immune system function, regulating mood, and warding off depression. Each injection contains 25,000 IU which is also crucial for bone strength and a stellar, optimal immune system. Recommended 2x per month in the winter to keep the immune system healthy and immediately when fight a virus. $30ea
Mega Immune Shot
Mega Immune is a power-packed immunity blend of Glutathione, Vitamin C, and Zinc that is the ultimate immune system enhancer. This high concentration blend of immune system boosting essentials helps in maintaining a healthy immune response. Works best 1x per week for immune maintenance and 2-3x a week if you feel a cold or flu coming on to boost that immune system and keep you healthy. $30ea or available in a take home pack 5/$125
Immunity IV Drip
Boosts to your immune system, aids in cold and flu prevention, and can help in decreasing time feeling ill. Includes rehydration with 500ml of IV fluids and electrolytes. Contains B-Complex, High Dosage Vitamin C, Zinc, B6, Lysine, and Selenium. $129
Premium IV Drip
Our one-stop IV drip for complete wellness and support.. All the benefits you could imagine in one combination.Includes rehydration with 1000ml of IV fluids and electrolytes. Contains B-Complex, B5, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, Carnitine, Arginine, and high dosage of Glutathione. $199