Why do I focus on my belly?
Medical research asserts that natural intestinal bacteria are necessary for a strong immune response to viruses and bacteria. I also take essential oils internally on occasion, so I make sure to enhance my gut flora (ie the natural bacteria that resides in the intestines and help fight of diseases) with natural probiotics.
I like to use Insync Probiotic that I get at my local CVS store. Insync is a natural probiotic that contains a formula of B. Infantis probiotics that is gradually released into the body to be gentle.
In addition to taking Insync, I do a variety of other things to stay healthy:
1. Eating fruits and vegetables. This is sometimes harder in the winter, so I make green smoothies that really pack a nutrient punch.
2. Make sure to get to the gym at least once per week for a moderate workout. If I can make it to a yoga class, that is a bonus. It balances my body and mind. Wondering why I work out at the gym?
3. Get enough sleep. I have a tendency to have wonky sleep patterns in the winter because there is so little natural light. The one thing that helps me get a good night’s sleep is to read before bed – versus watching tv or playing on my phone. I know I’m not the only one, but I have this weird hunch that I have better sleep quality when I read rather than having screen time right before bed.
Sometimes an illness is unavoidable, but if I can do all these things, I feel like I am actually ahead of the game in terms of staying healthy.
What are your favorite ways to stay healthy in the winter?
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