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Overcoming Flu Season: How to Keep the Illness at Bay

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Discover how you can boost your defenses and enjoy the season's cheer even amidst the flu season.

Discover how you can boost your defenses and enjoy the season's cheer even amidst the flu season.

Are you all set to welcome the festive season? And no, we don't mean hanging the parol or planning your Noche Buena menu. We mean gearing up your body's defenses for the flu season. As temperatures drop and the holiday spirit rises, it's important to keep yourself healthy. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the festivities without the season’s unwelcome guest, the flu.

Understanding the Flu Season

Flu season in the Philippines happens to coincide with the rainy season, which starts in June until the end of the year. This means that as Ber months kick in, so does the flu season.

Most of the time, the flu is mistaken as the common cold because of their similar symptoms. The influenza virus causes the flu, and the [symptoms are slightly more severe than a cold]( are usually milder than,can have serious associated complications.). Getting the flu is more common during colder weather. But worry not, because you can definitely arm yourself against this threat.

Strengthening Your Immune System

The best way you can defend yourself against flu season is by boosting your immunity. With that, we’ve got here 5 ways that you can do to help fortify your health.

1. Stay Hydrated

Don’t underestimate the power of staying hydrated. Drinking water is important for one’s health, but often ignored by many.

So here’s a little tip: bring a reliable water bottle with you, like Hydro Flask. With its TempShield™ technology, Hydro Flask keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours, and hot for 12 hours.

2. Power Up With Vitamins

One way you can boost your immune system is by taking your trusted vitamins. For instance, Vitamin C and Zinc both help in fighting the severity of colds and flu viruses. These two are essential in keeping a healthy immune system and speeding up your healing from cold and flu infections.

With that, here are some reliable supplements that you can easily shop at The Goodwill Market!

Berocca is a multivitamin that can help in this battle. Packed with vitamin C and other essential nutrients, it helps support mental sharpness and physical energy.

Make Berocca your daily flu-fighting partner. To prepare it, simply dissolve one tablet in a glass of water and enjoy as a refreshing drink.

We also have Bewell-C, which is not your ordinary Vitamin C supplement. Bewell-C is a gentle Vitamin C with Zinc that fights infections and doesn't upset the stomach.

Another immunity boosting supplement that you may want to give a try is Primehealth Colostrum, which is rich in antibodies. This bovine colostrum supplement helps to further strengthen your immunity and promote a healthy gut.

3. Mindful Nutrition

Having a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and grains can provide your immune system a significant boost. For instance, eating foods rich in antioxidants will help your body fight off cold and flu bugs.

4. Get a Good Rest

Adequate rest and sleep are important for building your strength and immune system. Research shows that when you sleep, your body promotes the development of proteins in your brain that keeps your immune system healthy.

Rest can take many forms, such as watching TV or reading a book. However, it's crucial to prioritize sleep for complete body recovery. Make sure to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night to allow your body to repair and regenerate cells.

5. Squeeze in Some Exercise

Everyone knows that exercise and an active lifestyle plays a significant role in keeping you healthy and your immune system strong. When you exercise, it causes a change in antibodies and lets white blood cells, the cells that fights infections, travel through your body faster. Regular exercise can also clear bacteria from the lungs and airways, reducing the chance of getting a cold, flu, or other illnesses.

With the holidays approaching, remember to embrace the festivities and not the flu. Make sure that you and your loved ones are protected and prepared in case the sickness gets the best of you. Don’t let the threat of the flu rain on your excitement for the holidays and be armed with the right tips and products so you can enjoy a healthy festive season. — (TGM)

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