Healthy Practices to Keep You Cold & Flu Free

History of the Flu

Have you heard about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918? According to History.com, it was the deadliest in history, infecting an estimated 500 million people worldwide. At the time, that accumulated for about one-third of the planet’s population. It killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including 675,000 Americans. The never-before-seen 1918 flu strain was detected first in Europe, United Starts and parts of Asia before making its way around the world. Transport yourself to that time period and try to imagine having no effective drugs, vaccines or treatments for today’s flu let alone, back then.

What is the flu and how do you get it?

WebMD defines it as: Influenza, commonly known as the “flu”, is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses (Bad Nasties). The virus is spread through the air when a person coughs, sneezes, talks etc. You can also become infected by touching something with the virus already on it and then making contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. “Flu season” tends to run from late fall into early spring here in the United States.

Man infected with the influenza or flu virus

So if you’re asking yourself (trust us, you aren’t alone), “How do I protect myself and loved ones from germs and Bad Nasties?”, then here’s some healthy practices to keep you cold and flu free this year:

1. Hygiene

  • Wash your hands often using warm water and anti-bacterial soap for 15-20 seconds.
  • Avoid favorite destinations of germs and Bad Nasties like public restrooms, restaurants, airplanes, and hotels just to name a few.
  • Make it a habit to put on hand sanitizer. When used properly it can eliminate up to 99.9% of germs on skin – Get EQP minus 15% on these best selling sanitizers! Hurry offer ends 2/28/2018
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2. Diet

  • Eat fresh vegetables, meats and other unprocessed foods.
  • Cut out sugar. Did you know sugar can stifle your immune system for several hours after you eat it?
  • Support a healthy immune system by taking nutrition supplements.
  • Drink a proper amount of water.

3. Change Your Lifestyle

  • Exercise: choose a physical activity that’s fun and works for you.
  • Eliminate stress through meditation or yoga (this promotes good health).
  • Rest up. Never take for granted a good night’s sleep, 6-8 hours depending on you.
  • Go outside to enjoy fresh air and sunshine.

 

Introducing ZEN

January 1st, which marks the New Year, has many people set on healthy resolutions. From eating better to achieving fitness goals, improved health is certainly a positive change around the globe.

Current healthy trends include: juicing, wearable fitness technology, indoor fitness activities from cycling to cross fit and active wear being worn as every day wear. Healthcare brands are collaborating with well-known high end designers such as Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Kate Spade and more, making health and wellness a luxury market as well.

Wellness in the work place has also been on the rise. The US spends more than double the worldwide average on public health, making health and wellness a great investment for companies and their employees.

Through SnugZ USA’s new Zen collection, we utilize Essential Oil therapy by using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.

Aromatherapy or Essential Oils engage our sense of smell to directly affect our mood. It can also have an immediate physical impact, such as improved breathing. Our environment has a profound effect on our state of mind, at any particular time, and aromatherapy is a tool we can use to positively impact our mood and create a much happier state of being.

Through our Zen collection we offer 8 brand new products in a variety of signature oils and blends:

  • 15 ml Essential Oil Dropper Bottle
  • Candle
  • Roller Ball
  • Bath Salts
  • Bath Bombs
  • Soaps
  • Reed and Electric Diffusers

Here, at SnugZ USA, we believe in the overall wellness of our employees through the continuation of health committees and employee involvement. Creating our new line really excited us, as we pride ourselves on active lifestyles and overall well being.  We hope you enjoy getting to know the Zen line as much as we have!