The Cold and Flu Season is Here!
January 15th, 2013
With recent news reports of one of the worst flu seasons ever this year, it is more important than ever to focus on ways to stay healthy. Here are a few tips from Dr. Ryley Layden and Dr. Katie Layden of RAK Chiropractic:
One of the most effective ways to avoid the flu, colds, and other viruses and germs is to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing food; before eating; after using the toilet; and after sneezing, blowing your nose, or coughing. Washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently is the number one way to avoid getting sick.
Getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and eating well is also especially important during the flu season. Strengthen your immune system so it can fight off germs before you get sick. The staff at RAK Chiropractor can help you assess your risk and assist you in developing a wellness plan.
In addition to recommendations for improved nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction techniques, a chiropractic evaluation can also determine if any spinal alignment problems exist. Unnecessary points of pressure along the spine or on nerves can have a detrimental impact on the immune system. Chiropractic treatment can alleviate unnecessary spinal pressure and increase nerve flow, giving a boost to the immune system. Improvement in spinal alignment can also help respiratory function, also important during the flu season.
Dr. Ryley Layden and Dr. Katie Layden of RAK Chiropractic in Rochester, MN have the expertise and experience necessary to provide adults and children with consultations and treatment designed to improve overall wellness, giving their clients the best defense possible during this cold and flu season.