Wellness: Keeping Your Body Healthy During Flu Season
The holiday season may be over, but one thing that has not left for the season is the flu. Between competitions, auditions, and classes, you can’t afford to get sick. So, what are ways that you can keep your body healthy and protected this flu season? Here are some MTD tips:
One of the best ways to stay healthy this season is to stay hydrated. A large portion of your body is composed of water. For this reason, it is important to consume enough water so that your organs continue to function at their best. Pro-tip: Struggling to drink enough water? Try some sparkling or flavored water to add a bit more pizzazz.
2. Fuel Well
Another great way to keep your body healthy is by fueling well. This means eating plenty of vegetables and fruits which are rich in vitamins and nutrients. In the winter months especially, people tend to be low on certain vitamins due to lack of access to fresh produce and the sun, but even frozen fruits and veggies will up your vitamin game. Pro-tip: Feel a cold coming on? Try to up your intake of food that are rich in Zinc and Vitamin C as both help support your immune system.
3. Exercise for Immunity
Did you know that dancing helps keep you healthy? Getting exercise helps to support and strengthen your immune system. Try to at least three, moderate workouts in a week to keep yourself healthy and feeling great.
Who doesn’t love a good nap? Getting enough sleep really does help your health. Not only does it allow your body to heal, but also it reduces stress levels too. Often stress and lack of sleep contribute to an individual getting sick at this time of year. So go get some shut-eye!
5. Avoid Contact
You just got done with your barre combinations and you have sweat dripping down your face. Before you go to wipe your face, STOP! Whether you can see them or not, germs linger for extended periods of time. That means that the barre is probably not as clean as you think. So, before you wipe your face go wash your hands or dry off with a clean towel instead.