This past weekend was bitterly cold. Walking through the grocery store the other night, all I heard were people coughing, sniffing, and sneezing. With everything else that is going on, I know it’s going to be a long winter. Besides exercising, there are 4 vitamins you could take to help you get through this winter season.
Vitamin C: this is antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radicals.
Foods: broccoli, citrus fruits, and strawberries
Vitamin D: helps build a stronger immune system
Foods: red meat, oily fish, and egg yolks
Sunlight is very important….GET OUTSIDE!!
Zinc: helps body immune system fight off viruses and bacteria
Foods: beans, nuts, crab, and lobster
B Vitamins: aids in cell metabolism
Foods: legumes, beef, eggs, vegetables, and salmon
You can’t totally prevent getting sick but you can take steps to avoid it as much as possible. Move, wash your hand, and eat right!!
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Michael has been working with clients in the gym and countless adults in a physical therapy setting since 2013. He spent 3 semesters working at Towson University with student-athletes from nearly every sport at the school. He served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Kennard-Dale High School during the 2019-2020 school year. His goal is to always get better and give you the safest and most effective use of your time at First Capital Gym.