Being sick is never fun. Unfortunately, it cannot always be prevented. Of course we would all prefer never to be sick, but sometimes there is no escape. What is the best thing to do if you feel you are getting ill, or if you already are? Read the following 5 tips to recover quickly.
The most important tip to recover quickly is to rest well. So call in sick at work and cancel your appointments. It’s annoying of course, but it’s incredibly important. Your body really needs all the energy it can get to get the virus out of your body. The more effort you put in, the less energy is left to recover.
2. Stay warm
It is important to ensure a good temperature in the environment. By ensuring that the temperature is comfortable, the body does not have to work harder to stay warm or to cool down. Turn on the heating when it is cold outside and wear warm clothing. For example, wear a nice pullover (dutch: pullover heren) and socks or stay under the warm sheets. Of course, it is not comfortable to wear a neat long sleeve polo shirt.
3. Eat healthy
When you are sick, it is of course important to eat healthy. Make sure you get plenty of fruit and vegetables and leave unhealthy, fatty snacks at home. The latter will only make you feel worse. The vitamins will make sure you are back to your old self in no time. Ginger tea is also a real saviour if you want to recover quickly. It counteracts nausea and settles your stomach, it is anti-inflammatory and it helps to reduce your cold.
4. Drink enough water
Ginger tea is not the only miracle cure, it is very important to keep drinking enough. When you have the flu, chances are you’re losing more fluids than usual due to fever, vomiting, sweating or diarrhea. To let the recovery run as smoothly as possible it is important that you drink enough water. Especially when you are ill, it is important to stay hydrated.
5. Get some fresh air
Going outside to get some fresh air is also very important. Light movement can also help to promote recovery. Think of a walk or quiet yoga exercises. Gentle movement improves your circulation, reduces stiffness and stimulates your lymphatic system. Polluted air has a huge impact on your health. And to think that the air inside the house is often more polluted than outside. A polluted indoor air can reduce your recovery considerably. Keep your windows ajar and make sure there is always fresh air flowing into your home.
We hope you will be better soon!