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We are right in the middle of cold and flu season and I know most of us have already either have had one (or both) or are sick now.

Horrible timing.

Nothing sucks more than feeling horrible and not being able to do the things that make you feel good (like eating right and exercising)!

So, here are two things you can do to help prevent this season from getting to you (or help fight it off)!

  1. Sleep

  2. Micronutrients

Of course sleep is important. I posted about this previously.

So, what are Micronutrients?

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They are the vitamins and minerals you usually get from the food you eat (veggies, fish, meats, and fruit). Micronutrients are essential to help regulate metabolism, maintenance of tissue functions, heartbeat, maintenance of immune system cells and bone density.

Vitamins B complex and C are water-soluble, meaning they are lost easily through bodily fluids (like sweat) and have to be replaced daily. Other vitamins such as A, D, E and K are fat-soluble and tend to accumulate in the body (so they aren’t needed daily).

Specifically vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and folic acid and the trace elements iron, zinc, copper and selenium work in synergy to support the protective activities of the immune cells.

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So by taking in these micro nutrients in the form of the food you eat or supplements, it helps your body and immune system run right!

 

Reign Strong,

Coach Megan

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