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Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

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December 28, 2016

Hello winter!

If you love pulling out your favorite boots, cozying up by the fire, and preparing stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, it’s the perfect time of year.

Keep your gut healthy

Seventy percent of the cells needed for healthy immunity are in your gut. To support your gut health, include Plexus TriPlexTM—Plexus Bio Cleanse, ProBio5, and Slim work together to remove, replenish, and rebalance your gut—helping to give you the balance you need to stay healthy.*

Put down the cupcake

Sugar can upset the healthy white blood cells of your immune system. Eating or drinking 100 grams of sugar (about 1 liter of soda) can make your white blood cells less effective for up to five hours after.1 By cutting back on sugar, you can help your immune system stay balanced.

Sharing is caring…most of the time

No one wants to share your germs, nor do you want to catch theirs. Wash those hands.

It’s a basic rule, that gets ignored frequently.

Need a clever handwashing tip for your kiddos? Have them sing Happy Birthday two times while washing their hands with soap and water to make sure they get in the ideal 20 second scrub.2

Bundle up and get outside

Too much time spent in stuffy spaces means more exposure to germs spreading throughout your home or office. Breathe in fresh air and enjoy a change of scenery by spending more time in the great outdoors. Bundle up and get moving, you’ll quickly warm up.

Stick to your bedtime

Missing out on sleep can throw off a lot of things, including your immune system. Not sleeping can lead to weakened immunity.3 The perfect number for most people is seven to nine hours of sleep each night for better immunity and overall health.

Get your protein fix

When your body is low on protein, it can affect your immune system. Why? Because your body relies on amino acids found in protein to support a healthy immune system. 4

Plexus 96®—in either creamy Vanilla or decadent Chocolate—is an easy, grab-and-go source of protein. Designed to deliver healthy, sustained energy, the 15 grams of high-quality whey protein leave you feeling full and satisfied.*

Clean your cellphone

The average person checks their phone 46 times a day.5 Germs—really gross, vile ones—are attracted to our cellphones—meanwhile, we’re constantly calling, texting, and browsing.

Keep your cellphone clean by using Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. Or apply a small amount of hand sanitizer to a smooth, microfiber cloth and wipe the germs away.

Be smarter than the germs. By thinking ahead, you’ll stay happy and healthy. Pass these tips along to help keep family and friends healthy this winter.

 

References

1 Sanchez A, Reeser JL, Lau HS, et al. Role of sugars in human neutrophilic phagocytosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 1973 Nov;26(11):1180-4. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/26/11/1180.short

2 https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-handwashing.html

3 http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/immune-system-lack-of-sleep#1

4 Peng L, Yu-Long Y, Defa Li, Kim SW. Amino acids and immune function. British J of Nurition. 2007;98(2):237-252

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/div-classtitleamino-acids-and-immune-functiondiv/B1A9C1587A8602613F6447BA8404D8E1

5 https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/global-mobile-consumer-survey-us-edition.html

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