Your Mindset Can Actually Affect Whether You Get Sick This Winter. Here’s What You Can Do About It

by | Apr 26, 2024 | Partnerships

Winter is the season of colds and flu. But did you know your mindset can be a game-changer when it comes to staying healthy this time of year? Here’s what you can do to boost your winter wellness and make sure you’re equipped to be a true winter warrior.

Tips To Improve Your Winter Wellness

1. Boost Your Bright Side

Positivity can serve as a potent booster for your immune system¹. This winter, consider embracing a cheerful attitude – it may very well become your shield against seasonal bugs.

2. Stress Less, Stay Well

Stress is a well-known adversary of the immune system as it can diminish the body’s natural killer cells or lymphocytes which are required to fight infections². The higher your stress levels, the weaker your immune defences become, making your body less effective at warding off illnesses. Alleviate stress and fortify your immune system by incorporating relaxation techniques – like meditation, yoga or bubble baths – into your winter routine.

3. The Social Connection

Spending more time indoors can lead to feelings of isolation, and loneliness isn’t just a mood-downer; it can weaken your immune system, too, making you more vulnerable to infections³. But the bright side is that you can fight back by staying socially connected, even if it’s virtually. A lively chat with friends or a video call with family can do wonders for your mood and your immune system.

Your Plan Of Action

Adcock Ingram boasts a comprehensive range of products like Panado®, Cepacol®, Compral® and Viral Guard™ to make sure you’re equipped to be a true winter warrior. With the following products, you and your family can confidently face the challenges of the cold months ahead.

How Panado® – the Ultimate Chill-Beating Pain Fighter – Can Help

Panado® is trusted by South African families to offer relief of pain and fever associated with headaches, toothache and colds and flu.

Beat the Scratch and Soothe Sore Throats With Cepacol®

Cepacol®, renowned for its sore throat lozenges and hot medication, offers a range of solutions for cold and flu symptoms. Cold and flu symptoms? There’s a Cepacol® for that!

Beat the Ache With Fast and Targeted Pain Relief From Compral®

Don’t let pain hold you back this winter! Turn to Compral® for targeted and fast pain relief. Available in tablet and powder form, Compral® Powder is ready to work in just 10 seconds.

Guard Your Immunity and Beat the Bugs With ViralGuard™

ViralGuard™ offers a unique formulation with essential ingredients like antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, herbal extracts and minerals, all known to support the immune system. The range includes delicious Fizzi chews, junior syrup, a throat spray and tablets.

Where To Get It

Embrace the Winter Warrior within with the Adcock Ingram Range, featuring Panado®, Cepacol®, Compral® and ViralGuard™, available from Pick n Pay, Checkers including Hypers, Shoprite, Clicks, Dis-Chem, and Independent Pharmacies.

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