Now is a great time to make sure you are strengthening your immunity and giving it the best chance to fight off any colds or viruses that come your way.
No one wants to be out with the flu for two weeks feeling miserable and sick. That’s why you should implement these lifestyle changes to strengthen your immune system.
- Lower your stress
- Get a restful night's sleep
- Have a consistent exercise routine
- Practice good hygiene-Wash your hands!
- Strengthen your gut
- Improve circulation in your home
There are also some great products you should use which help to boost your immunity and provide extra protection against other threats.
Immunity tablets are great to add into your routine as they can help relieve symptoms of common colds and flu by boosting your immune system.
The Imuni Immune Defence helps relieve symptoms of common colds and flu. This unique formulation was designed to stimulate a healthy immune response and support the immune system to fight illness. Regular use may also reduce the occurrence of common colds. It contains immunity loving ingredients such as Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, & Quercetin.
Zinc is another popular treatment for the common cold and is important to the body in many ways. The Herbs of Gold Ultra Zinc+ Capsules contain high-strength Zinc that is organically bound to support absorption, with cofactors vitamin A, B6 and Magnesium. Zinc and Vitamin A are antioxidants that reduce free radicals formed in the body and support healthy immune system function.
It’s always handy to be well stocked on pain relief medication as you never know when you’ll need some extra help to deal with pain and discomfort.
The Advil Rapid Release Tablets are a great option as they are absorbed up to two times faster than standard Advil tablets. They provide temporary relief of pain, discomfort and/or inflammation associated with headaches, muscle pain, sore throat pain and cold and flu symptoms. Advil also reduces fever.
You can also use Panadol Optizorb Caps for relief as they are gentle on stomachs and absorbed faster than regular Panadol tablets. Similar to Advil, they provide temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with headaches, muscle aches, cold and flu symptoms and reduce fever.
Soothe A Sore Throat
Dealing with a sore throat is one of the more annoying side effects of the flu with the constant discomfort making it hard to eat and relax.
You can address with this pain by using the MediChoice Anaesthetic Lozenges which are anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial lozenges. These lozenges numb painful sore throats fast and reduce throat inflammation.
You’re probably already aware, but for those who need the reminder, always drink plenty of fluids when you are sick. If you have a fever and are sweating you can easily become dehydrated.
Hydralyte Electrolyte powder relieves symptoms of dehydration and helps replace water and electrolytes. Hydralyte may be taken on the first signs of fluid loss due to vomiting and diarrhoea and can be taken to help manage dehydration due to the loss of fluids through heavy sweating.
Monitor your health
It is important to stay on top of your overall health as a healthy body will help your immune system fight off viruses. There are many at home monitors that can give you insight into your health without you having to go to appointments and have invasive procedures.
A device that has seen an increase in popularity recently is the Suresense Finger Pulse Oximeter. This device is for at home monitoring of lung health. It provides accurate and reliable measurement of arterial oxygen saturation SpO2 and pulse rate in a small non-invasive device.
It is also helpful to track your temperature when experiencing flu like symptoms with you can do with the Medico VivaGuard Infrared Forehead Thermometer. This contactless thermometer gives you accurate readings and has been approved by the TGA.