You’ve met them. Those women who are juggling a million different things and still manage to stay healthy when the rest of us are in bed with the flu. 7 Secrets of Women Who Never Get Sick will let you in on their habits that will now become yours.
“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer
Sometimes we are so busy taking care of our loved ones, that the one that gets neglected is you. By making your health your number one goal, you’ll be able to do even more for those you love.
Here are the 7 Secrets of Women Who Never Get Sick:
1) Catch those Zzzzzz’s.
Sleep is a priority for those women who can ward off illness.
Getting eight hours of sleep is not only necessary for your mind to rest, but its vital for your body to nurture its immune function. Studies show that women that don’t get enough sleep are more likely to get sick when exposed to a virus. They also have more inflammation in their bodies versus those that get eight hours of sleep per night.
It’s not only the number of hours you sleep that’s important, but the quality of your sleep also will determine how susceptible you are to illness.
If you’re not getting the quality sleep you need, I wrote a post on Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight that will have you in sweet dreams in no time.
2) Good bacteria is your friend.
Smart women know that probiotics are essential for a healthy gut. They fill their diet with probiotic-rich fermented foods.
You can do the same by including Kombucha, yogurt, miso, kefir, apple cider vinegar and kimchi in your daily diet.
A morning smoothie is a perfect way to add kefir, yogurt or apple cider vinegar to your day.
3) Eat a rainbow.
You are what you eat, so healthy women load up on vegetables and fruits that give them the vitamins and minerals they need.
Don’t just eat your favorite fruits and vegetables over and over again. Make sure you consume an array of colors because you want the healthy punch they will deliver to your body.
Orange vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, which is essential for building a strong immune system. Carrots and sweet potatoes are a delicious way of including them.
Fruits and vegetables that are purple are loaded with antioxidants, which help prevent a disease from starting. Purple cabbage, blackberries, plums and purple onions are just some of the foods you should include more of in your diet.
Red vegetables and fruits aid in gastrointestinal health. Strawberries, tomatoes, red peppers, watermelon, apples, raspberries, and cherries are the perfect choices for premium health.
Green is good. Getting plenty of green vegetables and fruits rehydrates your body. The green color comes from chlorophyll, which is loaded with magnesium. Kale, green apples, spinach, peas, broccoli, avocados, kiwi fruit, and cucumbers are some of the fruits and vegetables that will give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs.
Yellow fruits and vegetables have an abundance of Vitamin C, carotenoids and bioflavonoids which will help your immune system. Lemons, corn, yellow peppers, and bananas are just some of the delicious choices.
I wrote a post on Easy Ways to Boost Your Vitamin C Intake will show you the fruits and vegetables that will help you stay healthy this year. You might be surprised which fruits and vegetable are loaded with C, I know I was.
4) Vitamin D.
Women who take their health seriously make sure they get outside during the winter season. Cloudy skies and shorter days spell lower levels of Vitamin D, which is an essential vitamin for keeping your immune system in check.
There’s a reason why winter is cold and flu season. Make a conscious effort to go outside during the day and go for a brisk walk. Use supplements to ensure you’re getting the right dosage of this essential vitamin.
5) Wash up.
Most of know that washing our hands is important throughout the day, but healthy women make it a priority.
Make sure you clean your hands before every meal and don’t touch your face until they are cleaned.
Women that are juggling homes, children, and careers are stretched thin. Savvy women know that their well-being is a priority and make sure it is.
Stress compromises the immune system, so making sure you don’t get to that point. Make sure you give yourself the nourishment you need in the pockets of the day.
Hygge Ideas on Ultimate Self-Care will help you get on the right path and take care of yourself.
Smart women don’t look at exercise as something they “have” to do, but instead, they look at it as a foundation for their healthy lifestyle.
Instead of taking part of the latest exercise craze, find a way to move your body that you enjoy. Would you rather dance your way to health, or would snow-shoeing keep your interest?
We’ve reached the end of 7 Secrets of Women Who Never Get Sick. I hope you enjoyed it.
What are some of your secrets to healthy living? Let me know in the comments below.
If you would like to read more about how the right foods can change your life, check out this book: Food Can Fix It: The Superfood Switch to Fight Fat, Defy Aging, and Eat Your Way to Healthy by Dr. Oz.
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