Happy Trainer Tip Tuesday!
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Sadly last week Liz was under the weather with a bad sore throat and lost her voice, and now the same thing is happening to me!
We were planning on filming all day Monday, but that wasn’t gonna happen with two sickies in the house. Next week we will be back with all new content on our YouTube channel, so don’t forget to leave your questions below this post or on our latest video.
Since we both got sick, we thought we’d share our tips to beating a cold naturally.
Top 5 Tips on What to Do When You’re Sick:
Can’t say it enough – hydrate! It’s important to drink a lot of water while you’re sick so you can help your body recover faster. If you want to switch it up from plain ol’ water, we love kombucha, green juice & smoothies, coconut water, teas and soups.
2. Load up on fresh fruits & veggies
Feeding your body proper nutrition (as outlined in your L.E.A.R.N. Guide) gives your immune system a boost from natural vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Try to eat hydrating fruits like peaches, watermelon, berries, and melon and load up on dark leafy greens.
3. Rest, rest and more rest 😉
Skip the high intensity workouts and give your body the rest it needs. Instead, stick to light stretching or walking to get up and moving around. Be sure to get the extra sleep you need – allow yourself to sleep in and take naps to help your body to recover quickly.
4. Take Hot Showers or Epsom Salt Baths
Steam it out with a hot shower or bath. We love taking epsom salt baths to help reduce aches and muscle soreness.
5. Stimulate Your Lymphatic System
The primary function of the lymphatic system is to keep the fluids equalized throughout your body. When you’re sick, your lymph nodes often get swollen – this is because there is no pump for the lymph fluid so using techniques like self massage and dry brushing can help move things along.
To dry brush: use a natural dry bristle shower brush on dry skin to lightly scrub little circles on your skin from your limbs towards your heart, and from your neck to your collar bone.
For self massage: start at the base of the skull and massage down toward your heart. You can also do this on the front side of your neck, starting at the base of the jaw and working down toward your collar bones. This will work well to decrease congestion since it helps to drain your lymphatic system.
Hopefully all this helps! Next time you’re sick, let us know if you tried any of these techniques to feel better.
P.S. I also love to gargle salt water to help relieve a sore throat. Just dissolve 1-2 tsps sea salt in 1 cup water and gargle for a few minutes.