3 simple steps you can take to protect yourself from winter flus and colds 1 week ago

3 simple steps you can take to protect yourself from winter flus and colds

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Struggling with cold or flu? These tips should have you feeling better in no time...

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Now that we're well into the winter months and temperatures are continuing to drop, we're all that bit more vulnerable to any colds or flus that are doing the rounds at the moment.

Coughing, sneezing and a blocked or runny nose are all sure signs that a cold or flu has taken hold, and these symptoms are extra prevalent at this time of year.

But when it comes to protecting yourself from these pesky viruses, there are some simple and effective steps you can take to ease the strain a cold and flu can have on your body.

With that in mind, here are our top tips for conquering cold and flu symptoms...

Keep your distance

If you've noticed someone around you is showing cold or flu symptoms, one of the best precautions you can take is keeping a distance from that individual. And as it turns out, new research has shown this is something we're more willing to do as a result of Covid-19.

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New research from A.Vogel Echinaforce has shown that more than 4 in 10 adults (42%) would be less likely to go into work with cold or flu symptoms now compared to before the onset of Covid-19. Plus, 43% of adults surveyed would ask a colleague with flu symptoms to go home, or ask their supervisor to tell the colleague to go home.

So, if you do find yourself in contact with someone experiencing flu symptoms, it's always best to keep your distance where possible.

Look after yourself

Keeping on top of your nutrition, sleep schedule and stress levels are all proven ways of preventing colds and flus from taking hold.

A balanced diet with all the right vitamins and minerals can help your immune system perform at its best, while life stresses and a lack of sleep can have a negative impact on your ability to fight infection.

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The solution? Make some more time for the activities that help you relax and unwind, like socialising, hobbies or exercise, and make sure you catch up on any zzz's you've missed after a busy week. Your body and mind will thank you for it!

Take a herbal remedy

Whether it's as a preventative measure or to fight symptoms that have already taken hold, a herbal remedy can be really helpful for combating cold and flu symptoms.

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The Echinaforce Cold and Flu range helps protect the body from these symptoms by supporting your immune system and helping to maintain your body's natural resistance. Echinaforce includes natural ingredients such as organic E. Purpurea herb extract and E. Purpurea root extract, both of which support the immune system from within.

The Cold and Flu range includes tablets, oral drops and a sore throat spray, all of which can give your immune system a helpful boost at this time of year, or whenever you find yourself vulnerable to cold or flu symptoms.

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