By QuickieChick Laurel House
Having Sex Helps Up Your Immune System
Before you feel that telltale tickle in the back of your throat or experience that first sneeze, try some of these weird ways to keep your immune system strong so you can avoid getting sick in the first place:
1. KISS (AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, HAVE SEX)!
Yes, kissing can help you fight off colds and flu. By exchanging bacteria back and forth, you are actually enhancing your body's natural defenses and boosting your immune system.
2. LISTEN TO MUSIC
Research has shown that those same sex-boosted IgA proteins also rise when listening to music like jazz, bluegrass or soft rock for 30 minutes.
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3. WALK REALLY FAST, BUT DON'T RUN!
Research has revealed that a brisk walk- 45 minute walk, four or more days a week can improve your immune system and minimize sick days.
4A. GET HOT
Studies show that, similar to drinking lots of water when you're sick, sitting in a hot sauna can detox a cold right out of your system.
4B. GET COLD
According to Dr. Kneipp, known to have discovered the curative powers of water when trying to overcome his tuberculosis, daily 30 second slow and controlled walks through 6 degree Celsius water can improve circulation, digestion, breathing, immune function, and minimized arthritis and insomnia. First submerge the right foot into the water (since it's further from the heart), and walk like a stork- pulling each foot completely out of the water between steps (in order to create a mild hot cold to warm effect).
5. SLIP IN A QUICKIE IN BED
Working out helps keep your immune system up. But if it's cold, rainy, or snowy outside... maybe not such a good idea to brave the weather. Instead, stay on bed and do a Quickie Workout in Bed.
6. EAT BITES WITH BENEFITS
Certain foods have been shown to have antiseptic, antiviral, antibiotic, antibacterial properties, helping to kill bacteria and viruses before they take you down.
BITES W/BENEFITS: IMMUNE-BOOSTING GROCERY SHOPPING LIST
7. HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON
Studies show that people who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are more prone to coming down with a cold than those who clock in at eight hours- three times more!
DO THIS FOR BETTER SLEEP
Laurel House is a Fit Living Expert, 3x published author, and believer in living a life of balance. See more of her "Quickie Tips" on her website QuickieChick.com. Her 4th book- "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" (St. Martin's, May 2012) is available NOW for PRE-ORDER.