Avoid Colds & Flu With Regular Exercise

It’s winter and you’re dragging.

The days are short, the weather is lousy.

Exercise might be the last thing you want to do, but lace up those sneakers and do it anyway.

Regular exercise helps strengthen our muscles, heart, lungs — and our immune systems.

Moderate activity such as a short run, brisk walk or bike ride helps boost immunity so our bodies have a better chance of avoiding infections.

People who exercise regularly were half as likely to catch a cold compared with people who don’t, according to a 2010 study with 1,000 participants.

If we do catch a bug, exercise helps us cope with the symptoms and can shorten recovery time.

After a workout, it’s important to rehydrate your body and replenish lost fluids and minerals such as potassium, B complex vitamins and Vitamin C. Sports drinks are a great option, although some of them are loaded with sugar. Coconut water or vitamin-enhanced waters are also popular choices.

You could also reach for a refreshing bottle of organic NADI rosehip drink, which is sweetened with a hint of stevia and has just 9 calories per bottle. NADI is loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium and dozens of other essential nutrients.