Autumn is here again and with it comes a whole host of coughs, sneezes, colds and flus. Keep the office cold at bay this autumn with the help of ZeroWater. Read our handy tips on how to stay fighting fit this autumn and stave off the office lurgies.
If you don’t want to be struck down this autumn by the lurgies circulating around your office, you’ve come to the right place.
Keep the office cold at bay this autumn with the help of ZeroWater.
We have compiled a handy list of ways to stay as fighting fit as possible this autumn.
ZeroWater’s Top Tips on How To Stave Off Colds and Flus this Autumn
1. You are what You Eat, so a Healthy Diet = Healthy Body.
During the autumn it’s our natural instinct to hunker down and eat our weight in snacks. However, to stay fighting fit in the office this cold season, it’s important to remember how crucial a balanced diet is in keeping you healthy.
Moreover, proper nutrition does not have to be boring – it can lead not only to increased health but to fun family bonding time.
We suggest you look up fun recipes online and set aside time to cook and eat together as a family. In fact, ZeroWater have a range of articles listing some fun, healthy water based recipes that you and your family and try out at home!
Here are some further nutritional tips to keep your family healthy this autumn:
- You should try to eat a variety of fresh and unprocessed foods every day to get the vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants your body needs.
- This means that you should ideally be eating 2 cups of fruit (4 servings), 2.5 cups of vegetables (5 servings), 180 g of grains, and 160 g of meat and or beans daily!
- Try to limit your intake of soft drinks or sodas that are high in sugar. This is especially relevant as many of us will be indulging in delicious but very sugary autumnal drinks like hot chocolate and apple ciders as well as sugary autumnal snacks, so it may be time for you to consider a healthier alternative.
We Suggest Trying Out one of Our 2 Yummy Autumnal Smoothie Recipes
We especially suggest the delectable carrot breakfast smoothie recipe. This super healthy Carrot Breakfast Smoothie is a great way to start your day as it’ll give you an amazing vitamin and energy boost. And it only takes 10 minutes to prepare! Why not give it a try?
A. Carrot Breakfast Smoothie
You will need:
- 16 oz coconut water
- 1 large orange, peeled
- 1 cup carrots
- 1 pear, cored
- 1/2 cup mango
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 date
- 1 and 1/2 cups ice
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until all ingredients are liquified.
- Serve and enjoy to start your day the right way! Alternatively, you could give the amazingly autumnal apple pie smoothie a go!
If you’re in the mood for a super tasty, super easy autumnal smoothie that not only tastes good but is good for your health, this Warm Apple Pie Smoothie is perfect for you!
B. Warm Apple Pie Smoothie
You will need:
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
- ½ cup / 120 ml water
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of nutmeg
- A pinch of allspice
- 1 scoop protein powder
- Combine apple, water, vanilla, maple syrup and spices in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into a mug and microwave for 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
2. Get Outside and Stay Active this Autumn!
It’s crucial despite our instincts to burrow down and hibernate in our cosy homes that we get outside and stay active this autumn!
Being outside is not only good for our physical body as we walk, jog or run around a park but it is really important for our mental health. Moreover, by being outside you’ll maintain a good level of vitamin D which is crucial for fighting off illnesses such as colds and flus.
But if the weather is too despicable to step outside and exercise, we suggest we throw it back to lockdown and do a home workout. Home workouts are a great and fun way keep you moving, and maintain your level of fitness. Therefore, it’s a great habit to take back up this autumn and throughout the cold winter season. You can even get the whole family involved by following along with enthusiastic, energetic work out videos on YouTube in your very own living room.
P.E. with Joe Wicks is an excellent example of a homework out that benefits both adults and children alike, as Wicks has since received an MBE for his amazing work keeping the British public and children active during lockdown – so you know he is the one to trust with your families fitness! Remember when working out that hydration essential in order to remain healthy and prevent dehydration!
3. Take Care of Your Mental Health as well as Your Physical Health
Make sure that during the autumnal season when Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can creep in without you noticing, that you take some time for self-care. Make sure you take time for yourself this autumn, have a bath, mediate, read, watch a film, take some time off of social media. Do whatever you need to take care of your mental health this autumn.
Research shows that when our mental health takes a dip, our physical health also gets worse and you become more susceptible to illness such as colds. This then in turn makes our mental health spiral as you feel mentally and physically unwell, thus preventing you from recovering from illness. This is a horrible cycle that many people suffer during the colder months.
Try your best to break the cycle by prioritising your mental health this autumn!
4. Get Enough Sleep!
Good sleep is essential to our overall health! According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH): “Immune system activation alters sleep, and sleep in turn affects the innate and adaptive arm of our body’s defense system.” The CDC recommends adults age 18-60 years get seven or more hours of sleep per night. ZeroWater want to keep you and your family as fighting fit as possible, therefore, we recommend you stay hydrated, as hydration can aid sleep quality.
5. Hydration is the Key to Warding Off the Office Colds and Flus this Autumn
Water transports nutrients and compounds in blood, regulates your body temperature, gets rid of waste and toxins, as well as lubricating and cushioning joints.
To ensure your hydration and your families health this autumn, we recommend you invest in a ZeroWater filter. You can choose from the wide variety of styles, we are here to keep your family fighting fit and hydrated!
By investing in a water filter you are more likely to drink as the water tastes purer. Moreover, the water will be a high quality and therefore better for you!
At ZeroWater, we want to protect your families health and help you ward off work coughs and colds by providing you with Premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filtration Systems.
Our systems successfully outperform all other 2-stage filters on the market such as Brita Filters. While simplistic 2-stage filters are only able remove around half of all dissolved solids, our advanced filters guarantee to drastically reduce the amount of ‘Total Dissolved Solids’ and contaminants in your water!
When tested in accordance with the NSF’s protocol based on a 40 gallon filtration (double the rated usage), ZeroWater removes 97% of Lead and 99.9% of Chromium from your tap water. They are also third party tested to remove 96% of Mercury, 93% of Arsenic and 99% of Copper, among many other contaminants!
Look after Your Health and Stave Off the Office Cold and Flus this Autumn with ZeroWater.