A Cape Coral Chiropractor’s Tips For Fighting The Cold And Flu Season

A Cape Coral Chiropractor’s Tips for fighting the Cold and Flu Season

Chiropractic Cape Coral FL Tips For Fighting The Cold And Flu

Flu season in Cape Coral is officially here. It usually rears its ugly head in November and is at an all-time high between December and March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 5 Americans will get the flu this year. What is the flu? The flu is short for influenza! Considered contagious, it is an infection of the respiratory passages which often results in fevers and bodily aches.

So, what’s the difference between having a cold and having the flu? Colds are usually due to bacterial infections that overwhelm the body resulting in fatigue, coughing, sneezing, mucous, and more. Either way, neither the flu nor the common cold are something you want to deal with, especially on a yearly basis!

You may not consider your Cape Coral chiropractor when it comes to protecting yourself from the cold and flu season, but did you know that there is a strong connection between chiropractic care and a healthy immune system? When your immune system is functioning correctly, your body is better able to fight off infections and diseases like the flu!

How your Cape Coral Chiropractor can help!

Your immune system has a vital role: it protects your body from harmful substances, germs, and cell changes that can make you ill. The best way to fight off infection from the cold and flu is to make sure your immune system is functioning properly! Did you know that your spine is actually home to your nervous system, which controls your immune system?

When your spine is out of alignment, it is nearly impossible for your immune system to work the way that it was created to! By visiting your Cape Coral Chiropractor for a specific adjustment, you can ensure your immune system is functioning properly and ultimately help your body be best prepared for the cold and flu this season!

Other ways to support your immune system:

Visiting your Cape Coral Chiropractor is just one of the many ways you can support your immune system! A few of Dr. Omar’s recommendations at Experience Health & Wellness Center are listed below:

  • Wash your hands. The flu can actually live on the skin and other surfaces for up to 48 hours! It is important to make sure you are washing your hands regularly – especially for young children who are more susceptible to touching their eyes, nose, and mouth!
  • Exercise. Whether you prefer walking, running, swimming, or even dancing, physical exercise actually helps your immune system fight off infections! A good rule of thumb is to aim for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week!
  • Take your vitamins. Not every part of the world is able to have direct access to sunshine year round! In fact, during the wintertime, it is common to spend much more time indoors! This means most people are getting less time in the sun and less vitamin D – a vitamin that is important for the functioning of your immune system! Taking vitamin D supplements during the winter months will help! (Helpful tip: Be sure to get a vitamin D3 supplement with vitamin K and Magnesium included!)

If you have any questions about how our Cape Coral Chiropractors can help you support your immune system with chiropractic care, you can give our team a call at (239)-205-3700 or schedule an appointment by clicking here!

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Experience Health & Wellness Center

2378 Surfside Boulevard A133
Cape Coral, FL 33991

(239) 205-3700