With the pandemic still raging on, it may be more important than ever to stay vigilant this cold and flu season. Did you know that there are certain things you can do to improve your immune system and stay well during this year’s flu or cold seasons? Today, we’re discussing tips for staying healthy this year. Got questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment? Feel free to reach out to Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida today. We’d be delighted to help in any way we can.

Tips for Staying Healthy

When it comes to staying healthy during cold and flu seasons there are quite a few things you can do, including:

  • Going to bed early, getting enough sleep can greatly improve your immune system and overall health.
  • Stay active, get outside, take walks, start a new workout routine. Staying active can keep your body healthier, making you less likely to get sick in the first place.
  • Reduce your stress, try meditation or removing negativity from your life. Stress can be a big hindrance to your immune system and overall well being
  • Eating healthier may be one of the most important steps you can take. Reduce foods that lead to inflammation such as flour, rice, sugar and even saturated fats. Instead, eat a lot of vegetables, herbs and spices. Fruit can also be good but try not to overdo it, they still contain a lot of sugar. If you are eating grains, opt for whole grains. When eating meat, aim for lean proteins. Healthy oils can also be used, however, use moderate amounts.

Acupuncture for Colds & Flu?

Along with lifestyle changes, certain treatments such as acupuncture have been proven to reduce the risk of cold and flu along with reducing the symptoms associated if you end up sick. 

Schedule Cold & Flu Treatments in Clearwater, Florida

Have questions regarding diet or lifestyle changes? Interested in trying acupuncture in Clearwater? Reach out to Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’re always welcoming new patients and would be delighted to help with any of your needs.