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10 healthy habits of people who almost never get sick - voila! health


People are divided into 2 groups: those who get sick a few times a year and those who might catch a cold for a few days in the winter. In order to belong to the second group there are several important things that must be done

Everything you need to know about winter diseases (Walla! NEWS system)

We waited terribly for winter to arrive, but now that it's really here, it's a little less fun and romantic than we imagined.

And it's not just the rain that sticks us all at home, but mainly the runny noses, the coughs, the sore throats and even the heat is not on us.

If you want to wait for the flu or any other classic winter illness to arrive, you are welcome, but if you are ready to fight - we have some particularly effective tools for you.

So here are 10 healthy habits of people who almost never get sick (yes, there are such people).

1. They drink a lot of water

The well-known recommendation regarding drinking water speaks of eight glasses of water a day to meet the body's basic requirement.

When we drink enough our body gets the fuel it needs to function and can fight disease.

When we don't drink enough (and most of us don't drink enough) we impair the functioning of most of the body's systems, and that's the last thing we need in winter.

2. They get a flu shot in the winter

Many people think that the flu is a mild illness, but unfortunately every year we come across cases of people dying from the flu.

Even if you were vaccinated last year, it is important that you get vaccinated this year as well, since the vaccine is seasonal and each year the strains change, and accordingly the World Health Organization wants to produce the vaccine that is suitable for that year's strain.

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3. They sleep enough

Sometimes sleep is just like medicine, and almost every person will testify to that.

If you didn't believe it until now, researchers from Germany have proven that sleep can sometimes be the best medicine for complex medical conditions, thanks to the potential ability of the immune system to act against disease-causing bacteria (pathogens) during it.

Poor and insufficient sleep also affects your weight, your mood, the general feeling the next day and in general, and may promote the appearance of chronic diseases such as dementia.

This winter try to sleep 8 hours a night - it's dark outside anyway.

And a few more things that will help you sleep:

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4. They change their hand towels

How many times have you been told how important it is to wash your hands before eating, after you've been to the bathroom, or just in the middle of the day, so you don't catch diseases?

Well, if you believe a number of studies from the last few years, towels are the most terrible disease spreaders in the home.

Especially those in the kitchen, but not only them.

Loaded with bacteria.

Innocent towels, apparently (Photo: Giphy)

The symptoms that may be caused by the exposure to bacteria are numerous and include skin infections, damage to the digestive systems and other internal systems and infection with fever diseases.

And here is the surprising frequency in which you should wash your towel

5. They exercise

Sports have a crucial contribution to strengthening your immune system - especially as we get older.

There are two prominent units at the front of the immune system's fighting: T cells and B cells. The production of these cells decreases with age and so our body is also more vulnerable to external and internal threats.

Studies also show that moderate and vigorous physical activity reduces the risk of upper respiratory tract infections, including colds.

6. They spend time outside

Vitamin D is essential for maintaining a normal immune system, protection against viral diseases, protection against cancer and maintaining strong bones.

The main source of the vitamin is exposing the body's skin to the sun, as this is how it is absorbed through the skin.

Although Israel is sunny, the majority of the population has a severe lack of the vitamin, and it is probably related to the modern lifestyle that includes long hours in the office, heavy use of sunscreens, and rubbing the skin in the shower.

Get out.

in winter

Bicycle trip in Austria (Photo: Ziv Reinstein, Ziv Reinstein)

You can take the vitamin as a supplement, after blood tests and consultation, and in any case try to be exposed to strong sunlight for about ten minutes a day (depending on your skin type) and at least 4 times a week.

7. They hang out with friends

As the years pass and you grow older, you understand not only the importance of family, but the great importance of friends.

Studies conducted on the subject found that many times your friends are more important to your health than your family.

The findings showed that when people reported that their friendships were in crisis, they got sicker.

When friendships were supportive and strong, people were healthier.

Maybe it's the honesty and maybe the shared laughs, what's certain is that you should keep a few true friends by your side throughout life.

8. They drink hot

Drinking plenty of water, hot drinks, the traditional chicken soup and eating hot foods will help the body deal with winter illnesses and get stronger.

They not only warm but also stimulate blood circulation and stimulate the body.

Treat yourself to tea with cinnamon, an interesting brew and even a cup of hot chocolate - only without the sugar.

The healthiest drinks for a warm winter

9. They eat healthy

Over the years, many studies have examined the effects that factors in our lives have on the functioning of the immune system and today it is known that it is affected by physical activity, the person's age and even sleeping hours, but mainly by our diet.

Soup is always a good idea.

Mushroom soup (Photo: ShutterStock)

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts will help enrich the body with the essential building blocks, as they are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Also foods that improve the activity of the digestive system and intestines (where the immune system is based), such as yogurt but also orange vegetables such as sweet potato and pumpkin, are excellent as an effective tool in the fight against the various winter diseases.

10. They think positively

We won't lie and tell you that life is perfect, but if you try to focus more on the good and less on the bad, you may live more years, and live them healthier and happier.

True, this is not easy advice in winter, when the hours of darkness come very early and depression creeps in slowly, but try to focus on the glass half full, since our mental health has a huge impact on our physical health and phenomena such as stress or tension have a critical impact on our physical structure today and in the future few years.

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Source: walla

All life articles on 2023-01-12

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