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4 Health-Boosting Tips For The Rainy Season

With everyone getting sick in this dreary weather, it's important to keep yourself protected. Read our tips for maintaining a healthy and radiant body!

If there's one thing that can put a damper on our fun and fearless lifestyle, it's a bad case of the sniffles. We're all at risk of getting sick; at school, at work, on the MRT, in the mall—you can never be too protected from illness-causing factors. Which is why it's important to boost your immune system with a healthy diet, proper exercise, and nutritious products to keep you in tip-top shape. Here are some of our tips:

1. Stay hydrated throughout the day.

In the bustle of daily life, it can be easy to forget to re-hydrate. Not only is dehydration hazardous to your health in general, but it can also cause some common skin problems like redness, fine lines, flaking, and premature aging. The best way to combat this is by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day and cutting back on artificial beverages full of sugar and sodium.

Next time, instead of reaching for that soft drink with your lunch, try a healthy juice drink like Smart C+, which is free of artificial sweeteners, coloring, and preservatives. Each bottle contains 500mg of Vitamin C, which helps strengthen your immune system. Sip from three natural citrus flavors: Lemon Squeeze, Orange Crush, and Pomelo-Grapefruit.

2. Act immediately when you start feeling ill.

With the rains coming when we least expect it and the weather shifts driving us crazy, our bodies become more vulnerable to cough and colds. If you start to feel a sore throat coming on, feel suddenly lightheaded, or experience chills or pains throughout your body, it's best to take something that will treat the symptoms before they develop into a full-fledged fever.

It's important to have an emergency medicine kit with you at all times; you never know when you'll need it. Be sure you put in it some fast-acting medicine like Cortal SQR, an advanced formula of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol that reduces fever and provides pain relief. The new formula is easily absorbed by the body so your headaches and muscle pain can supposedly be banished in less than 15 minutes! As always, consult your doctor before starting any new medication.

3. Boost your body from within.

Frequent sun exposure, pollution, and stress not only make you susceptible to all sorts of illnesses, these aggressors can also cause breakouts, cellular damage, and premature aging. Be sure you get the right vitamins you need, to protect not just your immune system but also your skin from environmental aggressors.

Vitamin E has a lot of benefits for your immune system and your skin, in particular. Besides treating skin diseases and preventing fine lines and wrinkles, Vitamin E is also an immune system booster and antioxidant that helps prevent skin cancer. Incorporate a long-lasting formula like Myra 400E into your daily routine to help repair and renew cells.

Aside from popping a vitamin pill, you can actually get a complete vitamin supplement in drink form. Try liquid nutrition for adults like Ensure, a powdered drink that supplies your system with 28 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins C and E. It also helps our bodies absorb more nutrients as we get older, and has soluble fiber that aid in digestion and detoxification. It's great for gals who don't get enough nutrients with their daily meals (especially when they're on a diet!). Speaking of being on a diet, it can even serve as a meal replacement, and the yummy chocolate and vanilla flavors make it seem like a treat.

4. Eat healthy and nutritious food.

It's bad enough that the weather and environmental aggressors make our bodies vulnerable to disease; we must realize that all the junk we eat at fast food joints don't help. For a stronger immune system, you need to strengthen and protect your liver, which is vital in regulating digestion, metabolism, and detoxification of harmful food in our bodies.

It might help to take a liver-boosting drink like Encore Beverage, a powdered drink that nourishes the liver and heart. It enriches the cardiovascular and immune systems with natural antioxidant ingredients like hawthorn, plum, blueberry, winter melon, chrysanthemum, and mulberry. With only 46 calories per pack, these little sachets will come in handy as a guilt-free drink at school or work.

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