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Boost your Immune System and make the most of Christmas


So, with Christmas approaching, how can you keep your immune system strong and ensure you’re in fighting form for your Christmas vacation?{{more}} The last thing you want is a cold or flu as you travel overseas to visit family or friends or celebrate at home during the festive season.

Airline carriers are likely contributors of catching the common cold. A recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Health Research says you may be 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than in normal life.

Now is a good time to boost your immunity so that if you feel a cold coming on, you can shake it off quickly before you jet set off on your Christmas vacation with family and friends. If you are due to fly there are plenty of things you can do to help prevent you from catching a cold and build your immune system in preparation for your trip.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet including fresh fruits and vegetables. Exercise regularly, 30 minutes of moderate exercise, such as walking, helps boost your metabolism and your body’s ability to fight infections such as coughs and colds. Keep your body hydrated and drink at least 50 fl. oz of water a day.

Take a quality vitamin and mineral supplement such as Haliborange Immune PLUS from Seven Seas which is a high potency vitamin C effervescent tablet that contains Echinacea, Zinc, and B vitamins to give your immune system an instant boost.

Tips to help you Avoid Catching the Airline Carrier Cold:

Do: Stay hydrated drinking plenty of water will not only counter the overall dehydrating effects of air travel but also keep your defences strong and functioning.

Do: Stay away from caffeine and alcohol, which can increase dehydration.

Do: Keep your hands clean. Your hands are the most consistent point of first contact with cold, flu and other germs.

Do: Use a hand sanitizing gel frequently.

Do: Sleep well in advance of your journey lack of sleep can lead to a compromised immune system, putting you at risk of catching cold and flu viruses on your flight.

Have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable trip!