THE A-TEAM FOR VITAMINS
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which is essential for an effective immune system (fighting colds and infection), and effective eyesight. Consider increasing Vitamin A by consuming foods with carotenoids like carrots, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and kale or by consuming Vitamin A or beta carotene supplements.
BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
Carbohydrates (especially mineral rich fruits) provide the quickest energy source to restore glycogen to the muscles after exertion. Consider consuming a fruit snack immediately after exercising to restore glycogen quickly.
Studies show sleep deprivation can slow reflexes and response times similar to alcohol consumption. “Friends don’t let Friends drive Sleepy.”
BOND WITH MOTHER EARTH
Walking on the earth barefoot creates a direct bond with earth’s electro-magnetic energy, and helps us feel connected to nature. Some studies show it might actually increase immune function as well. Try walking outside barefoot (safely) on non-paved surfaces several times a week, even in winter to increase your connection with the earth. If the thought makes you laugh, that’s a healthy thing too.
Health specialists recommend consuming at least 6-8 eight-ounce glasses of filtered water daily, to prevent dehydration. In warm weather when activity levels are high, or when detoxing or dieting, consider consuming up to one ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight, as long as kidney function is normal.