As the weather gets cold, common respiratory virus season begins. This year, we are also facing numerous challenges associated with the Coronavirus epidemic. To successfully tackle health risks, we need to strengthen out immune system, so we are bringing you a few tips on how to prepare your body for cold weather.
Take the best out of the rich autumn flavours and eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables as they are high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A balanced diet and regular exercise can contribute to a health immune system. It is essential to take vitamin A, B, C, E, zinc, selenium, and copper because they play a major role in battling viruses. The most important is vitamin D which may help to reduce risk of infection, keep our immune system healthy, and preserve muscle strength and bone density. As a dietary supplement, vitamin D intake is recommended at 20 micrograms or more in the form of D3, particularly in the winter months. You should certainly not forget that traditional meals such as chicken soup, which increases mucus flow and shortens the time the cold virus spends in the respiratory tract, also help. You can also make hot tea with honey and marmalade. Let us not forget about garlic, which is unbeatable in fighting infections, or chilli peppers.
Spending Time Outside in the Fresh Air
Many towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina face air pollution when the weather gets cold, which has a negative impact on our immune system and health. Take any chance you can get to spend time outside in the fresh air; fresh mountain air helps your body produce more red blood cells. You must have heard of aromatherapy, or treatment with fresh air! Everyone should spend at least 30 minutes per day in the fresh air since it improves blood circulation and helps to cleanse from the inside. Be sure to go to the mountains to boost your metabolism and improve your health and vitality.
There is nothing more beautiful or romantic than going for a walk in the forest in the colourful autumn season, when leaves are falling and the winds are whispering. Our eyes feast on captivating landscapes, and our souls enjoy in peace and quiet.
Aromatherapy may be useful in preventing and treating viruses and infections. You can put a few drops of lemon, tree tea, eucalyptus, and frankincense essential oils in a lamp to fill the room you are in with their aroma and help prevent the spread of virus infections. You can also gargle and inhale essential oils, add them to bath water, or add them to a cotton pad to reduce temperature and help soothe coughs. We hope you will enjoy the fun and frolic of the winter season symptom-free!