5 TIPS TO PREVENT COLDS AND FLU SO THEY DON’T SABOTAGE YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for weight loss during winter comes in the form of sniffles, coughs, aches and fever. Winter is prime colds and flu season since you tend to spend more time indoors, creating a breeding ground for germs. And we all know that when you get sick, skinless chicken breasts with steamed veg is probably the last thing you feel like eating.
Although it’s inevitable that you will get sick at some point, there are ways to reduce your chances of it happening…
Wash your hands as often as you can, especially when someone in your household is sick. Also keep hand sanitiser in your handbag or at your desk at work if you share any work surfaces.
Avoid touching the mucous membranes of your eyes, nose and mouth with your bare hands. Touching your face is one of the easiest ways for germs to get into your body.
Regularly disinfect the most-used surfaces and items in your home, like doorknobs, countertops and TV remotes, and at work like your keyboard and mouse, as well as shared cups and cutlery.
Keep your immune system and metabolism ready to ward off illness by getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night, exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water.
Go outside and get some fresh air whenever possible. Staying inside too long, especially with other people, is a recipe for multiplying germs.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET SICK
If you do get sick, avoid reaching for high-calorie comfort food like creamy pastas, steaming puddings and sugary hot chocolates. Rather stick to drinking Herbex Slimmers Tea when you need something warm and soothing, and avoid those extra calories adding up.