8 Ways to Feel Better when You’re Sick
Dec. 16, 2019Leave a comment
I haven’t caught a cold in forever. I’ve been chasing around my nieces and nephews. Being the fun aunt and cuddling them to death. I love them. But, kids tend to harbor a lot of germs. They don’t cover their mouths when they cough. Even when they are told to do so. Here it is. 7 ways to feel better when you’re sick. Ah choo! 🤧
Note: I thought I caught a cold, but I didn’t. Thank you strong immune system for fighting back. 😀
1. Facial steam
Do a facial steam. Here’s how to.
- Take a pot, add water, boil it.
- Pour hot water into a bowl. Be very careful not to burn yourself.
- Take a towel and place it over your head.
- Steam for 5-15 minutes.
Facial steaming is good for clearing nasal pathways and also good for your skin. Ever since I’ve been facial steaming, my breathing and skin has improved. For my skin, I use a face mask afterwards.
2. Sip on warm water with lemon
Squeeze some lemon into your cup of warm water. Add honey (not vegan) to your cup if you choose to do so. Just a personal preference, I like to add lemon or lime only. I tend to avoid honey in foods.
3. Take a zinc supplement
Zinc is known to reduce the length of the common cold. You’ll recover much faster. I have a bottle of zinc that I take along with my daily supplement to stay healthy. 🙂
4. Try Echinacea
Echinacea is an herb. It can help increase the recovery time from a cold. It can reduce the severity of your symptoms too. My favorite echinacea supplement comes in a spray bottle. I use it to spray the back of my throat when I feel an itch or cold coming on. It works like a charm, and it’s natural!
5. Salt Water
Gargle some salt water. Salt has antibacterial properties. This will help soothe a sore throat.
6. Get enough rest
Not getting enough rest will weaken your immune system. Don’t stay up too late cruising the internet or watching tv. Make it a priority to get enough sleep so you’ll wake up feeling better the next day!
7. Don’t do strenuous workouts
Yearning to run 10 miles? Don’t. Give your body time to rest before jumping back into your workout routine. Strenuous exercise puts stress on the body and weakens the immune system. You’re better off keeping it low-key. Avoid going to the gym. You don’t want to pass your germs to someone else. Take care of yourself first.
8. Drink enough fluids
Drink your fluids to prevent your body from dehydration. Stick to pure water. Stay away from alcohol, coffee, and anything with caffeine in it. Fluids will help you breathe easier by loosening mucus in the upper and lower resipiratory system.
I hope this helps. Feel better. ♥
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6 Tips to Stay Fuller Longer
Dec. 3, 2019Leave a comment
Thanksgiving is officially over. 🦃 It’s time to get back on track! Here are some helpful tips on how to eat healtheir. I have some more helpful diet tips I wanted to share — it’s on how to stay fuller longer. Have you eaten a meal and still felt hungry afterwards? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been trying to eat healthier and have tried them all. Here are my thoughts on how to stay fuller longer. I hope this helps!
1. Eat a balanced diet
Eat your carbs, fats, and proteins. Eat your vegetables and fruit. Don’t avoid fruit because it contains sugar. Fruit helps to cut down sugar cravings, and it’s very healthy for you. It contains vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber as well. It is a low calorie food that will make you feel stuffed in large quantities. Keep in mind that having a variety of healthy foods in your diet will keep you full longer and won’t make you crave junk food.
2. No junk food
Stop eating junk food. Junk food is nutritionless and will only add extra pounds to your waistline. It will just make you crave more junk food. It’s that addicting. Quit it cold turkey.
3. Eat your fats
Stick to healthy fats from almonds to peanut butter. Fats really do keep you feeling fuller longer because it takes a while to digest in the body. Eating enough fat is good for the brain, skin, hair, and to help absorb vital nutrients that the body needs to function properly.
4. Eat more fiber
Vegetables are low in calories packed with minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Fruit makes a sweet, healthy satisfying snack inbetween meals. Increasing your fiber intake through vegetables and fruits will prevent you from overeating. Fiber is also beneficial for your digestion. It slows it down, so you end up feeling fuller much longer.
5. Eat until you feel full
You read that right. Eat until you feel full and satisfied! I don’t mean go all out and stuff your face. When you feel full, stop eating. Listen to your body. It will tell you when to stop. Trust your gut instinct.
6. Drink water
If you think you’re hungry, try drinking water. Many people confuse thirst for hunger. You could just be dehydrated. I highly recommend drinking a cup of water before your meal. Doing this can trick your mind into thinking that you are full, so you won’t ruin your diet.
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