Archive for February, 2017
Cold and flu viruses can live longer in cold and dry conditions and are more easily passed around during the winter months. Ensuring a healthy immune system is your best defence. Be happy! Research shows that people with high positive emotion scores produce a protein, called cytokine, that boosts other immune cells in fighting off infections. People who exercise frequently and regularly don’t get sick nearly as often as those who are less active. Exercise seems to increase your body’s production of immune cells. The probiotics found in yoghurt and in capsule form may promote a healthier immune system and result in fewer sick days. Regularly eating brightly coloured fruits and vegetables can really boost immunity….
“Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky.” – Ojibway
Let’s face it. Between dropping the kids off to soccer practice and being swamped with work assignments, it can be difficult to find time to manage lingering aches and pain. If you’d like to avoid a trip to the doctor’s office or spending money on workout equipment, here is a low cost approach to solving discomfort using items lying around your house. Golf Balls It turns out that these petite dimpled balls can be used for more than a game-winning putt. Just roll the ball under your foot while seated to help relieve tension in sore feet. Tennis Balls Standing against a wall, place a tennis ball between your back and the wall. Slowly move up and down or side…