Posted by Aston Avery

Millie Mackintosh on keeping our immune systems in check this winter

As the nights draw in and the cold begins to bite, we are being encouraged to enhance our immune system to help stay healthy so we can enjoy the festive celebrations with family and friends and not miss out, especially during the run up to Christmas.

The majority (84%) of adults are missing out on autumn and winter events to avoid getting sick, including drinking with friends, the office Christmas party, the school nativity and even visiting family and taking their child to see Santa. Mum and Lifestyle Advocate, Millie Mackintosh is on hand to give her top tips on supporting a healthy lifestyle and caring for your immunity as a family to avoid spreading the dreaded lurgy.

The ‘viral spiral’ is becoming increasingly more prevalent with almost half of people (45%) saying they enter a vicious cycle of falling ill throughout the winter, and over a third (38%) feeling as though it takes them longer to recover from illness since the start of Covid. The research by Sambucol shows there is also a fear factor as 3 in ten are concerned about infecting other members of their family if they get sick and 23% worry about repeatedly falling sick.

Aston spoke to lifestyle advocate Millie Mackintosh.

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