Keep that toque on! Tips for a Cold.

Remember last week how I had an incredible day hiking in the snow in Waterton? Well I mad e a rookie winter mistake. While hiking up I got hot and I took of my toque and unzipped my coat. It felt good until a cold wind started blowing and I quickly put everything back. But by then it was too late, I caught a chill and did I ever get sick!

I came down with a killer cold, my throat was raw and my chest and head were congested. I spent two days home from work and then was so stir crazy  went to work and was just miserable at work. I am on Day 8 and still coughing my guts out- I’m so mad at myself!

But while being sick I stumbled upon some helpful information that I wanted to share.

Drink Greens

Tone it Up gave a great recipe for a wellness smoothie.

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup Almond milk

I made it without the almond milk because the oranges were juicy enough to turn it into a smoothie and it was delicious! I drank one for lunch every day while I was sick.

Hot Water & lemon

I chugged hot water with lemon and honey like my life depended on it.  At work I have been chugging green tea for some sort of kick to stay awake. One thing I’ve noticed? All the green tea has made my skin absolutely glow!

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Dry Brushing & a Hot Bath

I don’t know if this helps with sickness but I was feeling so awful I was willing to try anything. I would dry brush starting with my legs in short strokes up to my heart and then from my arms in toward my heart. Then I fill a hot bath with Epsom salt and stayed in as long as I could letting the sweat pour off my face.

Sleep

This is a hard one for me as I am miss Go-Go-Go! But sleep, sleep, sleep will help you recover faster. In my case I was kept up by my coughing so I started popping Nyquils to knock me out.

Dress Comfy-Cute

Ok, so this may sound a little crazy but at the end of the day before my husband came home I would change into cute workout gear and run a brush through my hair. Maybe it’s because I’m still a newlywed but I figured he didn’t have to see me in three day old baggy dirty sweats and greasy hair.

I still have a bad chest cold, does anyone have any advice? 

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