5 simple ways to boost your immunity

Posted on 08.05.2020 |

Learn how to effectively strengthen your immune system with these simple health tips

Boosting your immune health is a proactive way to aid your body’s defense against illnesses.

As we’ve seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, washing your hands frequently and covering coughs and sneezes are extremely helpful ways to ease the spread of illnesses. But is there anything else we can do to keep ourselves well? 

Learning ways to boost your immunity is another precaution you can take to stay healthy. Explore our five immune health tips below to learn how you can help your immune system work to its full potential. 

#1: Stay active  

Exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes per day can be very beneficial to your immune health.

Why? Exercise speeds up your body’s metabolism, increases your body’s production of T-cells and illness-fighting antibodies, and reduces stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. [1] 

#2: Get enough sleep 

Sleep is one of the best ways to boost your immunity. When you go to sleep, you’re giving your body a chance to relieve the day’s stress and relax. It’s recommended that adults should aim for 7 or more hours of sleep every night. [2] 

#3: Maintain a balanced diet

The immune system and the digestive system are symbiotic, meaning that a healthy gut influences a healthy immune system.

To improve your gut health, a varied, vitamin-rich diet featuring a ‘rainbow’ of fruits, vegetables, and grains is recommended. [1] Eliminating inflammatory, processed foods with high saturated fat and sodium is also key to a healthy diet. [3] 

#4: Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is necessary for all of your body systems to work smoothly. If you are dehydrated, your body’s physical and mental functions are weaker and therefore more susceptible to illness.

Recommended daily water intake varies from person to person, but it’s important to remember to always drink when you’re thirsty, as it’s your body’s natural response to dehydration. [2] 

#5: Fill in the gaps with supplements and probiotics

According to the CDC, oftentimes the foods that we eat don’t contain all of the vitamins and nutrients that we need to keep our immune systems healthy. Taking supplements such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc can ensure that our bodies are well-equipped to ward off illnesses. [1] It is important that you see a wellness professional to make sure you take the supplements your body needs. 

During our comprehensive wellness assessment, using a non-invasive test, we can measure vitamin deficiencies in your body and recommend the supplements that will enhance your overall health.  

In conclusion 

There are many simple, natural ways to boost your immunity. By applying our 5 immune health tips to your daily routine, you can aid your body’s defense against illnesses, feel well and stay healthy.

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Sources 

  1. MDLinx
  2. Healthline
  3. AARP Health