7 Habits to Boost Immunity and Keep You Healthy All Winter Long!

Hey everyone and happy Monday!

I’m still in Northern England where the weather fluctuates from cold and rainy to mild and spring-like within a day. I hear that things are quite different Stateside with temperatures plunging into the single digit numbers. Both scenarios are not only uncomfortable, making it difficult to plan your day, but both are prime environments for colds and flus to thrive. Welcome to cold and flu season!

Getting taken down by a cold or a flu is also highly inconvenient. Feeling under the weather will keep you from the things you need, want and love to do. I do whatever I can during the winter to stay healthy so I can enjoy my life and engage it in the ways that make me happy, and I’m sure that’s what you wish for yourself too!

In today’s video I share with you 7 habits you can engage in right now to help boost your immunity and keep you feeling healthy all winter long. Already suffering with a bad cold? Then these tips will help you get through it sooner so you can get back to the things you love faster.

Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear your feedback. What do you do to keep yourself healthy throughout wintertime? Is it one of the 7 habits on the list or do you have one of your own? Let me know in the comment section below.

I hope you are keeping warm and getting back in the swing of things after the holidays! I am staying dry and writing like mad—it’s been a wonderful time!

Stay healthy and well and I’ll see you next Monday!
xo
B

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12 comments on “7 Habits to Boost Immunity and Keep You Healthy All Winter Long!

  1. Roberta Gelb

    I am happy to say that I am doing almost all of these things but there is always something to learn from you! I am looking forward to your return so that I can start on the next phase of my program. I am dealing with bouts of laryngitis and a humidifier has been suggested. Wondered what you thought about humidifiers.

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    1. Barbara Mendez R.Ph. M.S. Post author

      Sorry to hear about the laryngitis. I am not a huge fan of humidifiers unless you are in a really dry environment b/c they can cultivate a moist environment for bacteria, thus making it easier to get sick. For laryngitis I would suggest gargling with warm salt water 3 to 4 times a day, some ginger tea and resting the voice… that should all help~
      Looking forward to seeing you when I’m back!

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  2. Laurie

    Hi Barbara, I would like to thank you for sharing your wealth of information! I recently discovered your videos on YouTube and binged on them for several hours one day. I now look forward to each new Motivational Monday. I have not had the flu or a cold in many years. I juice regularly, get quality sleep and rest, drink plenty of water and try to practice a balanced lifestyle. Thank you again Barbara for all that you share!

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    1. Barbara Mendez R.Ph. M.S. Post author

      Thank you so much Laurie! Your feedback means a lot to me~ and I am happy to hear that you have found a way to maintain a solid lifestyle that keeps you healthy throughout the year~ Good for you!
      Thank you again and wishing you well!
      xo
      B

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  3. Theresa Lucchi

    Hi Barbara! Happy 2015! Glad you are enjoying England and “writing away”. I, as a retired teacher, and breast cancer free for almost six years, do all of those 7 things and then some!! I like to write , meditate, play piano, and hang with my new rescue dog Haddie. I tutor and volunteer so have to watch those germs from the kids who drool all over me! Lol. My plan is to make an appointment with you and discuss the supplements I take and have a more informed plan once you have evaluated me. How can I get your rates? Can’t find it on the website. Thanks for what you offer so generously and hope to meet with you in the near future. Best, Theresa

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  4. Louise DiSclafani

    I’ve stayed pretty healthy, no colds for a few years. I use Young Living Essential Oils and know that has helped. I follow a low sugar, dairy free, low gluten diet and feel so much better. I exercise every day…Tai Chi and Pilates with weights. All can be done indoors with no problem so weather never an excuse. And I drink green tea. So totally agree with your 7 habits.

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  5. Donna

    Hi Barbara,
    What are your thoughts on Rhinitis (I question my spelling) And also how much Vit C do you recommend? Thanks Donna

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