5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity This Winter

We’re approaching the time of year when people stay indoors to avoid the cold weather, and as a result, may be more susceptible to catching colds and other infections. Experts say when we spend more time in enclosed spaces, we naturally have more prolonged face-to-face contact. Additionally, viruses thrive in cold and humid conditions, which also increases our likelihood of getting sick during colder, wetter months. Luckily, there are some easy ways to defend yourself against winter colds and seasonal viruses. Here are five ways to boost your immunity this winter. 

Get Outside

Breathing fresh air is good for the whole body, including your immune system. Additionally, the smells found in nature can alleviate stress and increase happiness, which studies have also shown can boost immunity. If you live at Traditions at Slate Ridge, you’re fortunate enough to have plenty of parks and trails nearby to get in that daily dose of fresh air. 

Wash Your Hands

The CDC says key hand-washing times include when you are: preparing and eating food, caring for someone who is sick, treating a cut or wound, diaper-changing, nose-blowing, coughing, sneezing, handling animals or pet food, and of course after using the bathroom. Wet your hands with clean, running water, lather and scrub for at least 20 seconds, and rinse well. 

Sanitize Your Gadgets

Make sure you’re regularly sanitizing gadgets like your phone, tablet, and keyboard, especially if you use them in a shared office or workspace. 

Stay Active

We all have the tendency to hibernate a little during the colder months, but staying active will help keep your body’s natural defenses strong. WebMD says exercise lowers blood pressure, keeps body weight under control, and can protect you from certain diseases. Traditions at Slate Ridge provides a fitness center so you can get in that essential movement all year long. So get moving. But, also…

Get Enough Sleep

Your body’s natural defenses are restored as you sleep, so getting enough of it is essential to fight off infections. Restorative sleep is key, says WebMD, and most adults need seven to eight hours a night. 

Come Home to Comfort

Looking for Slate Ridge apartments where you can enjoy an active community as well as a spacious, quiet home for restorative rest and relaxation? Traditions at Slate Ridge townhomes are leasing now, so call (614) 860-1919 and schedule a visit today.

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