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February 28, 2014 |  written by IVX Health

How NOT to Get Sick When Everyone Around You Is

When you’re in the home stretch of winter and everyone has been passing the same germs around for months, it can seem like everyone around you is sick.  But you don’t have to join them.  Here are three strategies to stay healthy when everyone around you is sick. Eat Healthy to Stay Healthy One of your best bets for staying healthy is to make sure you’re eating a healthy diet — think fresh fruits and vegetables of all colors, and make them organic when possible.  Consider limiting or avoiding gluten or dairy, which can be difficult for some folks to digest.  And consider taking a probiotic supplement, which helps keep the good bacteria your gut needs in balance. Move Your Body to Boost Immunity A healthy body is much more able to fight off disease.  Exercise is particularly helpful because it increases circulation, and increased circulation means you’re getting more white blood cells to find and attack the germs that cause illness. And you don’t have to have a gym membership or fancy equipment to get your workout in.  Invest in some hand weights (start with 3s and 5s if you're new to strength training, and work your way up to 8s, 10s, 12s and beyond) and a few workout DVDs or even check out youtube (one of our current youtube favorites is Tony Horton’s Accelerated Series — about 10 minutes a piece and free). Make Sleep a Priority Sleep is how your body heals itself and restores the immune system.  If you’re not getting your 8 hours daily, start making it a priority.  Turn off all your screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime (that includes your cell phone!), and create a routine that helps your brain and body realize it’s time for bed.  Most importantly, protect your bedtime!  Set an alarm if you have to, but make sure you’re getting to bed early enough to get those 8 hours. Get Your Immune System Boost at IVX Health Whether you’re receiving a wellness treatment like our Myers’ Cocktail or receiving therapy for a chronic condition, we do IV treatment differently at IVX Health.  We offer infusions in a spa-like environment at a time that works for you — including evenings and weekends.  We believe feeling better should start when you walk in the door for your treatment, and we would love to show you how you can make IV therapy a convenient and enjoyable part of your life. Give us a call at our Lee’s Summit office at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-232-7023, and start your journey to a healthier, more fulfilling life today!

When you’re in the home stretch of winter and everyone has been passing the same germs around for months, it can seem like everyone around you is sick.  But you don’t have to join them.  Here are three strategies to stay healthy when everyone around you is sick.

Eat Healthy to Stay Healthy

One of your best bets for staying healthy is to make sure you’re eating a healthy diet — think fresh fruits and vegetables of all colors, and make them organic when possible.  Consider limiting or avoiding gluten or dairy, which can be difficult for some folks to digest.  And consider taking a probiotic supplement, which helps keep the good bacteria your gut needs in balance.

Move Your Body to Boost Immunity

A healthy body is much more able to fight off disease.  Exercise is particularly helpful because it increases circulation, and increased circulation means you’re getting more white blood cells to find and attack the germs that cause illness.

And you don’t have to have a gym membership or fancy equipment to get your workout in.  Invest in some hand weights (start with 3s and 5s if you’re new to strength training, and work your way up to 8s, 10s, 12s and beyond) and a few workout DVDs or even check out youtube (one of our current youtube favorites is Tony Horton’s Accelerated Series — about 10 minutes a piece and free).

Make Sleep a Priority

Sleep is how your body heals itself and restores the immune system.  If you’re not getting your 8 hours daily, start making it a priority.  Turn off all your screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime (that includes your cell phone!), and create a routine that helps your brain and body realize it’s time for bed.  Most importantly, protect your bedtime!  Set an alarm if you have to, but make sure you’re getting to bed early enough to get those 8 hours.

Get Your Immune System Boost at IVX Health

Whether you’re receiving a wellness treatment like our Myers’ Cocktail or receiving therapy for a chronic condition, we do IV treatment differently at IVX Health.  We offer infusions in a spa-like environment at a time that works for you — including evenings and weekends.  We believe feeling better should start when you walk in the door for your treatment, and we would love to show you how you can make IV therapy a convenient and enjoyable part of your life.

Give us a call at our Lee’s Summit office at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-232-7023, and start your journey to a healthier, more fulfilling life today!

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.

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