What do you do when you start feeling sick? Do you mentally prep yourself for feeling horrible and being miserable for the upcoming week? Or do you take steps to stop your sickness dead in its tracks?
I have not been sick enough to miss my daily schedule for the last 11 years now. Although I am not an expert, I have relied upon a few tricks that have helped me stop lurking sicknesses in their tracks, and hopefully will do the same for you.
8 Tips to Stop Sickness
- Start slamming tons of water with either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. These two liquids help cleanse your body and detoxify it at the same time.
- Swap sugar, dairy, meat, and refined and/or processed foods for whole living foods.It is a proven fact that sugar, dairy, meat, and processed foods lead to inflammation and inflammation, over a long period of time, can lead to disease. Speed up your healing process with fresh juice, salads, and other living foods that your body will soak right up in all the right ways.
- Get plenty of sleep. It’s healthy to get around 7 hours of sleep each night. But when you’re sick, you should be getting at least eight hours of sleep, making sure you are in bed and asleep by 10 pm. Also, go to bed early so you can wake up, start your day, and get moving with an energizing miracle morning!
- Still do light exercise. A healthy, functioning body is going to help fight off the sickness much easier. Do some yoga, hop on the elliptical, or walk to work up a quick sweat, which will help rid your body of the stuff that may be keeping you sick.
- Sweat the sickness out in a steam room or sauna. I learned from my wrestling friends the value of a sauna, which is beneficial in multiple ways. Some even go to the extreme of bringing a gallon of water with them in the sauna and don’t leave until it’s gone (although I wouldn’t recommend this. A good rule of thumb is to stay in a sauna no longer than 30 minutes or if you’re feeling light-headed, as this may lead to heat exhaustion or worse). So bring a good book, lots of water, and be ready to sweat! This will allow you to sweat out all the toxins and sickness in your body while being hydrated. Bonus: a cold shower afterwards will really wake you up 🙂
- Get out of bed. Although rest is good and necessary, make an effort to get up. You’ll feel much more accomplished and positive, as compared to sitting in your bed of misery all day with your sickness, and positivity can only help your sickness.
- Get a new toothbrush. Get rid of all those germs that got you sick as well as any chap sticks you used while you were sick.
- Make a Hot Toddy.This combination kills a lot of bacteria and germs in your throat, but will also help you relax enough to get a good night’s rest. However, remember, everything in moderation! Overindulging may only make your problem worse.
Use these tips for when you start to get sick so you can beat that cold and stay on top of your daily routine!