Stop Sickness in its Tracks

Cold and Flu season is upon us. People are missing from the office. And now your throat is scratchy, you’ve been sneezing one too many times, you feel a headache coming on… Yep, you’re getting sick. But you don’t have to surrender. Here’s how to stop a cold before it takes hold—and feel better by tomorrow.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated cuts down on symptoms like a sore throat and stuffy nose. So sip water, juice, or tea.

Sleep

Your body can fight off the virus better if you’re well-rested. What’s more, during sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines that combat infection.

Vitamin C

Taking lots of Vitamin C doesn’t actually reduce the incidence of the common cold. BUT it does reduce how long it sticks around once it shows up, so it’s definitely worth loading up on.

Chicken Soup

It’s like the oldest trick in the book but probably because they knew what they were talking about. It may actually have an anti-inflammatory effect that prevents white blood cells from congregating in the lung area, which helps to relieve congestion.

Shake it Off

If you’re up for a little activity, light exercise can actually boost the immune system.

Before you know it, it’s time to feel better! And you can go back to being your best self.

 

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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