Simple ways to boost your immune system and ensure that your body has the best chance possible of fighting off illness!
No one enjoys being sick. Sometimes though colds, flu, and other illnesses are unavoidable, but by strengthening our immune systems, we can help improve our chances of fighting off sickness. Below are five great ways that you can help your body by boosting your immune system.
1. Stress is not your friend!
Help your body and immune system by remaining as balanced as possible, and that means avoiding undue stress and anxiety. If your body and mind are stressed, then they’re out of balance. Try balancing the stress in your life by practicing meditation, yoga, exercise, and prayer techniques.
2. Get out in the sunshine!
Vitamin D is not just another tablet. Our bodies produce vitamin D naturally when they’re exposed to the sunshine. If you struggle to get much sunshine in the cooler winter months, then consider alternatives like cod liver oil and natural vitamin supplements.
3. Avoid sugar
When it comes to your body, sugar is not your friend. Sugar is not only bad for us in general, but it’s also extremely bad for our immune systems. Fruit and vegetables are a great way to give your body the sweets it craves, while also fueling you with healthy vitamins and minerals.
4. Keep on moving
We may not like it, but exercise is one of the best ways to keep our immune systems healthy and active. You don’t have to be running marathons or hitting the gym every day, but 30-40 minutes of physical activity is a great way to stay healthy and keep your immune system happy.
5. Remember your digestive system
Our gut or stomach is full of bacteria, good bacteria that helps our bodies fight off the bad bacteria. It’s important to have a healthy balance of bacteria. Probiotics can be found in a variety of stores and are a great way to ensure you have a healthy balance of bacteria in your body.
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