Thursday, February 18, 2010
I am truly amazed at the power of sleep, exercise and water. Because of these two elements over the course the past two months, that I believe I have rebounded in 24 hours from a common cold.
I'm sure it's no surprise for those of you who work in an office just how quickly the germs get spread around. So many people have been sick lately that I'm surprised that I did not catch it earlier. Even with hand washing and sterilizing, it still caught me.
I felt it come on the night before last- an ear ache an one angry tonsil. As yesterday progressed, I kept track of my decline. I took an Emergen-C at the start of the day (although I don't really know how well they truly work, but hey why not). I stayed hydrated. I ate. Once I got down to about 70% functionality and felt tired, I knew it was time to take additional action. I was in a rapid decline at this point.
Instead of pushing through the rest of the day, I went straight home and straight to bed. I was not exhausted, but I know my health patterns, and for me, getting straight to bed at the early onset of a cold is also one of my keys to speedy recovery, NOT waiting until you just can't stand up any more!
Woke up at 10 and still had not improved, so I caved and took an Aleve-D (mind you, I do not like taking pills that just alleviate symptoms).
This morning, I feel great. I mean GREAT. I almost sprang out of bed! Still have the sniffles, but I feel just fine.
I truly believe that I have rebounded so quickly because have stayed committed to healthy living. Even though the scale has not moved a single pound in 6 weeks, I think this is just one more testimonial to power of true internal health.