Let’s face it, getting sick sucks when you live a busy life and have a million commitments, a million people to please and a million things to do. There is nothing more awful than waking up with a sore throat, coughing up a storm or leaking your body weight through your nose every 5 seconds.
Call me overdramatic, but it feels like somebody is sick every two days around me and casually spreading their germs and sickness on me… SO, if you are feeling not so well and need to recover FAST, follow these lifesaving tips to get a day off the hook quickly.
1. Take a long hot shower
The longer the better. Doing this will not only wake up, and help you to feel clean and germ-free, but it will also help to clear up your nostrils.
2. Sweat it off at the gym, sauna or yoga studio.
My personal favorite way to get better quickly is to hit up a hot yoga class to detoxify myself. The class itself will be a bit difficult when sick, but you will walk out feeling relaxed, energized and renewed.
3. Sip on hot liquids and try the extreme version of your favorite over-the-counter cold medicine
This one sounds like a no-brainer, but when you are sick you forget the basics and many underestimate the power over-the-counter medicine can give you for a couple of hours.
If you are like me and get nauseous with most medicine, take additional medicine to control the nausea and have some coffee to wake you up if the mix makes you tired.
4. Drink lots of liquids
The RIGHT liquids. Think freshly squeezed orange juice, kombucha and green drinks. The more nutrients the better.
5. Take a power nap
Because nothing cures the cold like some sleep.
If all else fails.. you are already in bed. So take it slow and let your body heal for a few more days and try again.