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10 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

There’s lots to love about the holiday season: Family, friends, good food and great memories. But among the shopping sprees and ho-ho-hos, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, let healthy habits slide—and even get sick if we’re not careful.

This year, we’re helping keep you happy and healthy with 10 tips for a healthier holiday season. 

1. Stay Hydrated

It’s important to stay hydrated even during the cooler months of winter. Proper hydration can help us sleep better, fight infections and improve our mood. Always have your bottle on hand, and be sure to sip often when holiday shopping and party prepping.

2. Make Time for Movement

Between all the holiday festivities, your regular routine may fall by the wayside. But instead of beating yourself up for missing a workout, try incorporating healthy activities into your day instead, like walking during your lunch break, stretching before bed or taking a trip to the park with the kids if the weather is nice.

3. Support Your Immune System

Since it’s not only the holiday season, but flu season too, your immune system may be working overtime to keep you healthy this time of year. Give it some added support with an immune booster supplement, like our Sicilian Blood Orange On-the-Go Sticks—perfect for on the go.

4. Stress Less

Stress: The true grinch of the holiday season. Between family, finances and a finite number of hours in the day, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed. And stress can take a toll on your immune system, making you more susceptible to seasonal illnesses. Beat the grinch with plenty of sleep, some mindful breathing exercises—or any of your tried-and-true methods for stress management.

5. Don’t Sugarcoat It

Now for the elephant in the room: The holiday season can be absolutely dripping with sugar-coated confections. While delicious, too much of it can derail one of the important factors to staying healthy during the holidays—a healthy diet. You don’t need to forego all treats this time of year, but by limiting indulgences to special days, you make room for better balanced eating in your day-to-day. Our best tips: Practice portion control, eat mindfully and don’t forget to eat your veggies!

6. Wash Your Hands Often

Especially if your holiday season has you out and about more often than usual, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and often to help prevent illness and the spread of germs.

7. Make Healthier Traditions

Focus gatherings around family and fun, rather than food. Go for a walk together after Thanksgiving dinner, plan an annual Black Friday hike, organize a backyard football game or gather the crew for a group bike ride.

8. Step Up Your Self Care

While an hour-long massage or day at the spa may not be in the cards this holiday season, you can work small-but-meaningful moments of bliss into your day to help manage the stress of the holidays. Having a coffee date with your bestie, taking a hot bath with your favorite essential oils or doing 10 minutes of yoga poses before bed can dial down your stress level and help you feel more rejuvenated.

9. Do the “D”

Vitamin D, that is! Since winter is known for having shorter, colder days, we’re less likely to get the vitamin D our bodies need this time of year. One of the best ways to get vitamin D is by incorporating foods like tuna, salmon, yogurt and milk into your meal plan.

10.  Don’t Forget to Enjoy It

With all of the hustle and bustle around you, don’t forget to take time to be in the moment. Trust that these tips will help you feel your best and allow you to focus on the most wonderful part of the holidays—relaxing and enjoying the festivities with your family and friends.

What is the Vyral Defense Challenge?

Here at Vyral Defense, we know that sick days can really get you down, especially when a sick day means the whole family is out of commission, too.

When it comes to protecting yourself during cold and flu season and throughout the year, for all your trips to the office, school, gym, restaurants, public transit, travel and all the other places you need to be—we know you only want the best for you and your family.

That’s why we created the Vyral Defense Challenge: We challenge you to try Vyral Defense—whether it’s your first time using immunity booster products, or in place of your go-to immunity brand. If Vyral Defense doesn’t exceed your expectations, or beat out your usual immunity supplement’s performance, we’ll give you a full refund. Take the Vyral Defense Challenge today—money back guaranteed!

Vyral Defense vs. the Competition

A side-by-side comparison to Airborne and Emergen-C reveals that Vyral Defense far outperforms the competition:

While all three products contain vitamin C, zinc, selenium and manganese, only Vyral Defense has BetaVia™ Complete, a clinically proven ingredient that helps reduce upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms and severity.

In fact, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 90-day study of healthy active adults, participants taking BetaVia™ Complete reported:

  • 3.3 fewer sick days
  • 70% fewer URTI symptoms
  • 80% significantly lower overall severity of URTI symptoms
  • 10 fewer URTI symptom days

Plus, the increased bioavailability of Vyral Defense ensures that your body takes in and uses the beneficial ingredients better, which means that they’re not lost in what’s called “wasteful overdose.”

Vyral Defense helps reduce stress too, thanks to a clinically tested, proprietary blend of ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb that helps your body cope with different types of stress by reducing cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. And that’s a big bonus for all of us out here juggling life, family and work—and keeping up with it all!

Best Immune Support, Guaranteed

Give Vyral Defense a try today. If it doesn’t help protect your immune health, or work better than your typical immunity supplements, we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

With a solid guarantee like that, you have nothing to lose—and everything to gain—when it comes to your health. So whether you choose our Elderberry Blast Effervescent Tablets, Sicilian Blood Orange Stick Packs or Cotton Candy Power Pixies for the kids, we know you’re going to love it. And we’ll be here to cheer for your health and the health of your family, all year round!

These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The 5 Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Your immune system is your body’s first line of defense against illness. In the same way that a security system protects your home, your immune system uses an intricate system of organs, white blood cells, antibodies and chemicals to fight off harmful invaders in your body like viruses, bacteria, infections and parasites. The stronger your immune system, the less chance you have of getting sick.

But unlike a security system, your immune system isn’t fully charged up and ready to go at all times. Real-life factors like stress, sleep deprivation, unhealthy eating and being sedentary can all lead to a weakened immune system. The result? You’re more susceptible to getting sick.

Fortunately, adopting a few healthy lifestyle habits can boost your immune system and help keep you healthy year round.

1. Maintain a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is key to a strong immune system. In addition to providing your immune system the energy it needs, whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes are high in antioxidants that may give you an upper hand against pathogens. 

These powerhouse plant foods also provide plenty of fiber, which is important for gut health. A healthy gut microbiome can improve your immunity and help keep harmful pathogens from entering your body through your digestive tract.

2. Get Enough Sleep

Sleep and immune health are closely linked. Studies have found that those who slept fewer than six hours a night were more likely to catch a cold than those who slept more than six hours a night. 

But how much sleep is enough? Adults should aim to get seven or more hours a night, while teens need eight to 10 hours a night and children and infants can sleep up to 14 hours a night.

3. Keep Stress Levels Low

When your body is under constant stress, you’re more vulnerable to everything from the common cold to more serious diseases. That’s because long-term stress promotes inflammation and puts out a steady stream of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which weaken the immune system.

Effective stress relief looks different for everyone, but some activities to try include meditation, exercise, journaling, yoga or a mindful breathing practice.

4. Aim for Moderate Activity

While prolonged intense exercise can suppress your immune system, moderate activity, such as a brisk walk, steady bicycling, swimming, jogging or light hiking, can give it a boost. Most people should aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, which breaks down to 30 minutes, five days a week.

5. Be Smart with Supplements

Some studies indicate that incorporating a few key supplements may help strengthen your body’s general immune response:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
  • Elderberry
  • Echinacea 
  • Garlic

For those who lead busy lifestyles—or just want a quick and easy way to boost immune health—Vyral Defense immunity products contain vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc and magnesium, along with patented and clinically proven ingredients to support digestive and upper respiratory tract health, increase resistance to fatigue, stress and tension, and increase your body’s natural defenses.