10 Ways to Beat a
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Allison Garwood is a Web Graphic
Designer at Beachbody and hasn't had a cold in over two years. During this
time, she changed cities and spent time in both Africa and Thailand. Here's how
she did it.
- Take a good
multivitamin. Do your research. Ask your doctor what you
need and how much, and then compare ingredients. The best can be expensive, but
I think it's worth it. I'm a very cheap person normally, but when it comes to
my health, I will pay for good vitamins.
- Stay rested.
Never blow off rest, especially when the weather starts
changing. While on a mission trip in Africa, my whole group seemed a little
unimpressed with the amount of resting and napping I did compared to them.
Guess what? I was the only one who didn't get sick.
- Stay warm.
Avoid getting chilled for prolonged periods of time. Take
a sweater with you, even if the weather is nice or if you think you might be in
heavy air conditioning. The weather is a little unpredictable in California,
especially in San Francisco (where I used to live), so I have become accustomed
to taking a cardigan everywhere. If I get cold at work and don't have a sweater
at hand . . . well . . . I'll raid wardrobe (shhh!). When that's not an option,
I will drink herbal tea or plain hot water with a little lemon.
- Brush at
least twice per day. Floss daily. The fewer germs in your
mouth, the fewer germs that can get you sick!
- Eat right.
Whatever your eating habits, make sure you are getting a
good amount of fruits, veggies, protein, and iron in your diet. If you feel
like you're getting sick, eat a steak and some peas. It works, man. I'm no
saint. I love cheesecake, and all kinds of other foods that our trainers would
hate. However, I eat them in moderate portions, and I make sure I also get good
food like fresh veggies. When I snack, I'll microwave some edamame
(soybeansusually found in the freezer or sushi section of the grocery
store) or some mixed frozen veggies. People at work make fun of me, but I have
yet to take a sick day!
- Drink a
lot of water. Try and get at least 64 ounces per day down
the hatch. That's eight eight-ounce glasses or two 32-ounce bottles. This will
help keep you hydrated, which keeps you healthy, and also flushes toxins out of
- Stay regular.
Speaking of flushing toxins out of your system . . . do
whatever it takestea, prunes, fiber muffins . . . just do
- Wash your hands.
And wash them with soap! Every time you use the
- Never eat or drink after
anyone. Don't share a cup a fork or anything else. No
matter how clean your eating partners seem, their germs are different than
yours and your body isn't used to them. I learned about this one in college,
and I got sick a lot less than my friends.
I exercise very regularly because our videos make it
really easy and there is no commute time to our gym. When I'm not here, I
exercise anyway. Even if I don't want to. I feel so strong and I think it helps
my body fight germs.