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Cool Boat Accessories and Staying Healthy

What are your plans for this holiday season? We guess that you will probably do what most Americans do over the holidays: Eat too much unhealthy food and hang out with family members who are coughing and sneezing.

Look, if you don’t watch out, you will wind up with a really bad cold or the flu, which is not what you want for the start of the new year. There is also holiday stress, post-holiday blues and all of the New Year’s resolutions that will be broken by the second week of January.

It is amazing that you aren’t sick at least once a month in the winter.

You manage to eat pretty well and get enough exercise in the spring and summer. Even operating your boat burns calories and the meals you prepare for boating trips are healthy. But all of that just doesn’t happen in the winter.

Lillipad Marine, your source for cool boat accessories, offers ways in which you can stay healthy this holiday season.

Get Active Indoors

There are a lot of indoor activities to embrace over the long winter. Winter activities like bowling, yoga and dancing are not only fun, they help keep you fit and healthy. They are also social activities and a great way to make new friends.

Wash Your Hands

One of the most well-known methods of staying healthy in the winter is also one of the easiest things to do. Washing your hands frequently with hot water and soap will help protect you from those nasty germs that get you sick.

Keep Your Distance

Cold and the flu can spread easily through the air. This means it is in your best interest to steer clear of people who are coughing and sneezing. For a healthy winter, it is recommended that you stay at least six feet away from anybody who is sick.

Stay Hydrated

In order to stay healthy this winter and keep digestion strong, it is important to drink plenty of water. If you don’t feel like drinking a tall glass of ice-cold water, have a cup of tea instead.

Boost Your Vitamin C

Research has shown that vitamin C is one of the most powerful immune-boosting vitamins you can take. This water-soluble vitamin can be found in fruits and vegetables and as a supplement.

Try Some Garlic

Garlic has been shown to be an excellent immune booster as it kills off several types of bacteria. So don’t be shy about loading up some of your homemade dishes with garlic. You might not smell very good, but at least you will stay healthy this winter.

Eat Healthy

While you might have the urge to shovel a cheeseburger and fries down your throat, it is far wiser to opt for fruits and vegetables instead. Eating healthy boosts your immune system, which helps kill off viruses that make their way into your body and make you sick.

Fruits and vegetables are vital for optimal health and you should also include leafy greens and whole grains in your diet.

Sanitize Everything

You don’t have to take the time to sanitize everything, just make sure to sanitize all of the surfaces that you touch. Cell phones, tabletops, computer keyboards and remote controls are all hotbeds for germs. Invest in a box or two of antibacterial wipes and get busy.

Get Some Sleep

Sleep is yet another activity that will help boost your immune system. If you need an excuse to sleep in on the weekends, this is it. It is important that you get eight to 10 hours of sleep at night for optimal health.

Zinc

If vitamin C is the super immunity vitamin, then zinc is the super immunity mineral. The foods with the richest sources of zinc include lamb, pork, beef, beans, nuts and whole grains.

Avoid the Handshake

It is becoming less socially awkward and more common to withhold the handshake and subsequent germ exchange. Elbow bumps and fist bumps are replacing the traditional handshake in many settings.

Visit Your Doctor

Visit your doctor and have a discussion about how you can stay healthy this winter.

Follow these tips for a healthy winter and before you know it, spring will be here and you can go boating again. In the meantime, check out our boat diving boards at Lillipad Marine.