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It’s cold and flu season or so we’ve been told and we’re in the thick of it! So this question showed up with perfect timing!

 

Cold n’ Flu asks:

Hey Plant Trainers, how do I stay strong this cold and flu season?

Thanks for your question, Cold n’ Flu!

 

We don’t get the flu often, we may get sniffles here and there, but at the end of the winter, our family does quite well…And so do our clients who follow our protocol.

No, you don’t need to be a client to know our secrets to staying healthy through everybody else’s cold and flu season.

 

Protocol 1: Don’t think about it.

Okay, psychology tells us that if we tell somebody not to think about it, then they’re going to think about it. So let us rephrase that. Go on with your day-to-day life, do what you need to do to stay healthy and only pay attention to the things that matter right now, today, at this very moment. Worrying about the “what ifs” are only going to attract them. So no more wondering what happens if you get sick next week or what you’ll do if your child needs to stay home from school. Spend your time and efforts on the now.

 

Protocol 2: Drink up.

We’re not talking whiskey here people. We’re talking regular hydrating fluids. Water, smoothies with plenty of extra water and if you’re an athlete, have some coconut water. You’d be surprised how many people drink less when it gets cold outside. We’re not hot, sweaty and panty anymore, we’re freezing in our booties (literally up here in Canada) and therefore we drink less. This puts the body under a state of stress and it makes it harder for your immune system to keep up with all those germy germies out there.

 

Protocol 3: Don’t forget to exercise.

In the summer we’re all excited to be out in the sun walking the dog, talking to the neighbors and taking our kids to the park.  We tend to get more exercise or movement in the hotter months. Now that things are cooling down many people tend to hibernate inside as there are less beautiful days. Exercising within the right limits for your body helps to keep your immune system up once again.

 

There you have it. Our 3 protocols: keep a positive mind, stay hydrated, and move your butt in order to “kick the flu in the butt” this season.

 

Check out our Natural Anti-Inflammatory Shot

 

Have you seen a difference in frequency or severity of your colds since changing your eating habit?

If so we want to hear about it. We’d love for you to share your experiences below.

 

~ Plant Trainers

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