There are usually warning signs that your body gives you prior to falling ill like a sore throat, poor sleep, low energy, feeling ‘run down’ and the list goes on but let’s assume you missed them…all of them ;)
So ya just came down with a cold or the flu, you’re feeling anything but hot and the couch is calling your name.
Let’s take a look at what you can do to get yourself back up and running as quickly as possible!
Not orange juice or ginger ale, H20. Pound the stuff like it’s going outta style, one of the ways in which we detoxify our bodies is via the urine so keep your water intake nice and high.
Most people don’t have much of an appetite when they’re feeling under the weather however if you can eat be sure that what you consume is of quality. The last thing you wanna do is eat something your body doesn’t tolerate because then your immune system not only needs to deal with the bug you picked up but it’s gotta also send out resources to handle the inflammation produced via the funky foods you just consumed!
Everyone knows the importance of sleep when they’re feeling ill so get lots of it. When we're feeling under the weather our sleep need increases above normal ranges so listen to your body on this one and sleep as much as your body is 'telling' you to!
If you have the ‘achy body’ thang going on and it hurts to move just lye like a log, however if you’re able to move without pain go for a few walks daily and breathe some fresh air! Also getting the blood pumping via movement is great for kicking an ailment.
There ya have it, these are the basics for getting yourself healthy again and oddly enough they’re the same essentials that keep you thriving in the first place! The key is to actually catch the warning signs before you get full blown couch ridden.
If you’re feeling low energy skip the second hour of T.V. and give yourself an additional 60 minutes of sleep. Rather than ordering pizza because you’re tired take the extra care and make a nourishing meal for yourself, it will give you energy!
What this article really comes down to is self-care, listening to your body and truly appreciating it for all it does on a daily basis...after all it’s the only one you’ve got.