Your immune system is what helps you stay healthy. It fights disease, infection, and aids in recovery from injury.
You have the ability to impair or improve your immune system.
Lets look at some ways you can boost it.
We all deal with stress, to a greater or lesser degree. We can’t avoid it. I think stress is a good thing, if handled properly and coped with. You can’t let stress build too high, though. You have to get away from it occasionally. Having an outlet for stress, like meditation or yoga, or a relaxing hobby, can help your immune system stay healthy.
Exercise strengthens the body. It helps relieve stress, helps maintain or reach optimal weight, and aids the circulatory system. It also strenghens the heart. On top of all that, exercise improves your immune system.
How does it do that? Exercise improves strength, coordination, and overall health. Consistently done, exercise improves the body’s ability to do more exercise, and more exercise raises our feelings of well being. I think we can tone our immune system as we are toning our muscles.
My favorite exercise is cycling. I wrote a post about it. You can read it here.
A sedentary lifestyle slowes body functions down and decreases our ability to fight off infections and diseases.
Sleep? Who needs it! Well, we all do! Sleep allows us to rest and rejuvenate the body and the mind. Not enough sleeps slows down our mental capacity and our ability to think clearly and make good decisions. It can lead to sickness, because the immune system hasn’t had a chance to rejuvenate.
When you are sick, it’s important to rest. Sleep allows your body to focus on fighting your sickness. Whether you’re healthy or sick, sleep is important. Be sure to get enough sleep.
When we eat wholesome foods that provide adequate antioxidents, vitamins, and minerals that our bodies need, we maintain and strengthen our immune systems and our overall health.
Seafoods such as salmon, sardines, and even oysters provide omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, and EPA.
Vegetables like sweet potatos and red bell peppers provide vitamin A and vitamin C. Lentils contain necessary minerals.
Just about any fresh vegetable and unprocessed meat or seafood will provide essential nutrients for the body, and the immune system.
A good nutritional supoplement can aid your diet. It can provide the vitamins and minerals you don’t get with your meals. A good multivitamin can help too.
One way to get good nutrition is use an app cslled eMeals. You can choose your meal plan from over 15 options, and eat healthier. I wrote a review of it. You can read it here.
I hope you found this post helpful. If you did, please leave me a comment.
Thanks for reading.