Do you hear more people sniffling when you’re out and about? That’s because the common cold and flu season is among us. Many people start getting sicker as the weather begins to change and Fall comes around. It could be due to how busy we get once September comes to an end. Stay healthy and happy this Fall by using these five home remedies and immune-system boosters!

Sinus Rinse

It’s not the most glamorous way to stay healthy, but cleansing out your sinus can really help! There are many brands that offer sinus rinse systems, including the brand we’ve trusted the longest,  Neil Med. Sinus rinse systems and nasal sprays work by rinsing out each side of your nose with a saline solution meant to clear your nasal passages, strengthen your immunity, and alleviate a stuffy nose.

Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot can be a huge help during the cold season! If you’re prone to getting sick, you may benefit from getting a vaccine from your local pharmacy, like CVS or Walgreens. Flu shots inject your body with a virus that makes you create antibodies to fight that strain of the flu. As each antibody is created, your immune system strengthens against that virus keeping you healthier longer! 

Elderberry Syrup

If you prefer the more natural route, Elderberry Syrup is the perfect natural cold remedy for you! You can find it at your local health food store, or online. Elderberry Syrup works to strengthen your immune system and helps you fight colds and flu faster! When taken within the first 48 hours of feeling cold symptoms, Elderberry Syrup has a special way of helping one’s immunity fight the bug. It can even be found in some herbal teas! 

Vitamin-C

Similar to Elderberry Syrup, Vitamin-C is a natural way to boost your immunity. Taking extra Vitamin-C daily is a great way to keep your immune system strong which will protect you when others are sick around you. Vitamin-C comes in gummies, water pouches, and more so you can pick the best option for you! Taking vitamins is key to staying healthy this season.

Getting Rest

Staying well-rested is the best home remedy to stay healthy this season! If you’re running on a lack of sleep, your health weakens making it easier to get sick. The best thing you can do for your body is to let it rest! So, take a steamy shower, make a home-made bowl of soup, and get some rest.

Take care of yourself this season! And if you do get sick, let us know how our home remedies and immune-system boosters worked for you on Facebook or Instagram. Plus, keep following our blog here for more lifestyle recommendations.