Cold viruses tend to swarm around during this time of year.
Hopefully, you’re taking all the preventative measures to reduce your chances of being hit hard with uncontrollable sniffles and sneezes.
Even if you’re doing everything in your power to ward off the invasion of a nasty cold, you still might find yourself the unintended host of a sneaky virus.
But instead of moping around in a benadryl-induced fog, treat your body kindly.
Here are 3 ways to kickstart your healing process:
1. Greenville yoga.
Yoga can be an incredible way to promote healing of the body when suffering from a cold. Mild inversions, backbends, and forward folds have the power to open up the chest, release tension, reduce congestion, facilitate breathing, and calm the mind. If you’re planning to practice at the Greenville gym, opt for a more gentle, restorative experience.
2. Wellness shots
I know a Hot Toddy sounds about right when you’re struggling with the symptoms of a cold. Perhaps it sounds good, but it’s – contrary to popular thought and practice – not very healing. Alcohol, for one, is dehydrating. And odds are, you’re probably dehydrated as it is. So, it’s best to avoid life’s liquor luxuries in exchange for a big dose of vitamin C to boost your immune system. If you’ve never experimented with a wellness shot, here’s a quick-fix cocktail:
-Juice of 1 lemon (vitamin C)
-2 pinches of cayenne (boosts circulation)
– 1 inch fresh-pressed ginger (warms you up, promotes digestion, and reduces aches and pains)
If the shot is too strong, consider diluting it with some hot water.
3. Take it easy.
Now is not the time to up-the-ante at the Greenville athletic club. Take things slow. Listen to your body. Workout mindfully. Keep moving, but don’t over-do it. Your body is already under a lot of stress, so you need to do everything in your power to counteract that stress; not add more.
Follow this advice to quickly resume your normal workout rhythm at the Greenville sports club.