I used to never get sick until I had mono. Now it seems every time I play a little too hard I get a sore throat and fever. I'm starting to get worried about what it'll be like in the winter.
What would you guys recommend to prepare/support the immune system?
Here is my list for starters:
- Get plenty of quality sleep
- Get some sunlight every day, plus supplemental vitamin D
- Don't overtrain (broad term, but for me unfortunately that means NO metcon over 5 minutes and no going all out or I can just mark my calendar for being sick the next day).
- Avoid sugar
- Vitamin C - I'm undecided about the amounts
Any opinions on cold water dousing? I heard it helps if you start doing it when the weather's warm and keep on through the winter, but I'm not sure if it would be good for someone whose immune system is already compromised.