9 absolutely free and very effective ways to beat a cold

9 absolutely free and very effective ways to beat a cold
9 absolutely free and very effective ways to beat a cold

If you want to protect yourself from a cold when everyone around you is coughing and sneezing, you don't have to run to the pharmacy. A few great tips from an Ayurvedic doctor will help you strengthen your body's defenses, and if you do get sick, recover faster. And it won't cost you a dime!

9 Absolutely Free and Very Effective Ways to Beat a Cold

Our expert: Dr. Dhaniya Dharania - doctor of the network of Moscow clinics "Atreya Ayurveda".

1. Go to bed early and wake up early

This is the daily routine that will help you quickly restore strength and activate your immune system.

2. Do yoga

Yoga increases the stamina of the body, strengthens the defenses and at the same time calms the mind and balances the emotional state. And the less stress, the higher the immunity. So, the risk of catching a cold is immediately reduced. Try to practice for 20 minutes in the morning - yoga saturates the blood with the amount of oxygen we need, asanas develop flexibility and improve blood circulation. Regularity is very important: you need to practice several times a week.

Another bonus: those who practice yoga gradually develop a more conscious attitude towards their body. This means that you will feel the first signs of illness earlier and can immediately take measures so as not to get sick.

3. Eat porridge for breakfast, soup for lunch, and baked fruit for dinner

Feeling about to get sick or just really tired? Eliminate all heavy foods from your diet for a couple of days. Avoid fatty, sweet, fried, spicy and smoked foods. Limit chocolate, don't drink alcohol! Instead, eat light meals that are easy to digest and do not take away extra energy from the body. The ideal choice is vegetable soups, broths, legume dishes, oven-baked fruits and vegetables, cereals for breakfast.

4. Replace raw foods with cooked ones

Warm cooked food is easier for the body to digest than raw food. If you do not want to get sick in autumn and winter, try to replace fresh vegetables and fruits with baked ones.

5. Ask your husband to give you a massage

Massage improves blood circulation, contributes to the general cleansing of the body of toxins, relaxes the muscles, so after the massage the body rests and quickly recuperates. Couldn't convince your husband? At least replace your usual body cream with natural oil - linseed, almond or grape seed oil. You can add a couple of drops of essential oil with your favorite scent to it.

6. Find 5 minutes to meditate

If you want to get rid of stress and boost your immunity, start learning the basics of meditation. Find a corner where no one will disturb you, sit where you are comfortable. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Feel your entire body, from the top of your head to your toes, and try to relax each area. At the same time, meditation will help you cope with autumn depression. - Drink warming herbal teas such as ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.

7. Try to stay warm at all times

Avoid strong winds, drafts, dress warmly. Ayurvedic doctors are sure that our tendency to dress insufficiently warmly in the cold season is to blame for many diseases. Covering the ears is considered especially important.

8. Avoid cold drinks

And even room temperature drinks should be replaced with something warm. Drink hot water, herbal teas with ginger and black pepper.

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