Before the cold front kicks in each year, clinics are filled with individuals getting flu shots in protection for the dreaded flu virus.
Not everyone does this, however; many of us opt for a more natural approach -- maintaining health through proper diet, sustaining wellness through exercise, and taking lots of vitamins - all of which are good habits to practice.
Our body unbelievably holds 60,000 miles of blood vessels. A thing to remember to keep flu at bay is ensuring our blood is properly oxygenated.
How do we do this?
Here are 6 simple tricks to keep in mind:
1. Hydration - Drinking water facilitates improved circulation and increases blood flow in our body. Our blood is made up of about 50% water.
2. Body Massage - A quick manipulation that wakes up our circulation. A great massage also drains toxins through our lymph nodes, making our systems function healthily.
3. Leg Stretch - Sitting for hours will keep your blood circulation stagnant and slows blood flow. Stand up and shake up from time to time.
4. Body Stretch - Do simple stretches such as pulling up your arms straight toward the sky or lying on your back and lifting your legs against the wall will reap benefits - This hastens blood flow within our bodies.
5. Proper Diet - Eat oily fish and spice up your veggies and leave the cows in the field. Oily fish are rich in omega-3 and will keep our blood healthy while lessening bad cholesterol in our system.
6. Dry Body Brushing - Body brushing is a great way to wake up the cells and boost circulation, pushing the blood in the right direction - it also cleanses our skin. Make this a habit before you hit the shower everyday.
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