You might not realize it, but your immune system is the little workhorse of the body, especially during cold and flu season. Even with coronavirus stories continuing to pop up in the news and your social media feeds, you don’t necessarily have to cancel your travel plans to stay healthy. Here are a few tips that will help support your immune system that are simple and won’t cramp your vacation style.
1. Hot Lemon Water for Immune System
This simple drink has become increasingly popular in recent times with the rise of the wellness movement. According to Ayurvedic medicine, hot lemon water helps to cleanse the lymphatic system (your immunity organs), which improves your body’s capacity to fight off illness. It also helps to hydrate the body. To make the drink, just add a few slices of fresh, clean lemon to a mug of hot water. Add a little honey for taste and an extra little healthy punch.
2. Stay Hydrated
Speaking of water: staying hydrated is another key factor in keeping your immune system running at peak performance. Quite simply, the water washes your system. The human body is about 60% water, when you become dehydrated it gets difficult for your systems to function. Think of goldfishes in a bowl: they’re all swimming around, getting all over the bowl. Then some water gets taken away and they can’t get to everything now, it’s harder for them to move because they’re all closer together, and they can’t function in their tank like they used to.
So grab your water bottle before you head out! And maybe through in a few slices of that lemon you used this morning for your Hot Lemon Water.
3. Herbal Supplements
First off, always talk to your doctor before you begin taking any new supplements. We’re not giving any medical advice here. That being said, there is research that shows specific herbal supplements, such as echinacea and olive leaf can help boost your immunity against cold and flu! These supplements are also easy to get, most of the time they’re found in your local grocery or health food store, and travel well!
4. Yoga Helps Your Immune System!
Stress has a significant, negative effect on immune function. It depletes your body’s valuable resources leaving you vulnerable to illness. The practice of yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress, increase the function and efficiency of immune systems, and bring about an overall sense of wellbeing. You don’t even have to be flexible or experienced in yoga to reap the benefits! Anyone, even if you’re in a wheelchair, can do yoga.
Here at The William, we are introducing yoga as a Wellness option for our guests through Gro Yoga! Gro Yoga instructor Lindsey is trained in adaptive flow yoga, which means she can cater the practice to your body. As long as you can breathe, you can benefit from yoga! Call us for more information and to book your room AND yoga session!
Getting good quality sleep is so important for so many reasons, including keeping you from getting sick! As we mentioned earlier, stress reduces the body’s ability to fight off infections. Quality sleep is a key player in being able to maintain your body’s equilibrium and keep stress in check.
We are highly aware of this fact at The William and strive to create the best sleeping environment possible at our hotel. From choosing the best sheets, to the scents we bring into the rooms, to providing tiny beds for your electronics to charge in so the light they give off does not disturb your sleep cycle. We do anything we can to offer our guests a quality sleep experience. Call us today to book your wellness getaway!