It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to an end, the nights are getting cooler, and the kids are heading back in school – whether it be virtually or physically.
Fall is right around the corner! That means apple picking, raking leaves, and… flu season. With all that has gone on in 2020, you might think, “Flu season? This entire year has been flu season!”
Although that might be true, you should still take measures to keep you and your family safe, and we firmly believe knowledge can be the most useful asset you have when it comes to staying healthy. Before you can expand your knowledge, we need to make sure you have a solid foundation to build off of. So, let’s take it from the top and we’ll wrap this up with some easy and effective tips to help you stay healthy!
What is the Immune System?
Your immune system is your body’s natural line of defense. It is an intricate and complex network of structures and process within your body which serve to protect it against disease, foreign bodies, serious damage, and more!
Your immune system can identify threats such as viruses and bacteria, and gets to work neutralizing these foreign invaders.
Your immune system is your biggest and best defense against bacteria, viruses, germs, and much more! Keeping it strong and firing on all cylinders is crucial to living your best happy and healthy life. Without further ado, below you will find our top tips to naturally keep your immune system strong and ready to act in your defense!
1) Hit the Hay! Get some well-deserved sleep
You are not able to function without any sleep, right? So why would your immune system be any different? Your cells are not able to properly repair themselves if you have no energy and are sleep-deprived! Sleep is a recharge for your body and mind. So go get some sleep!
2) Eat fruits and veggies
Just like your mom always said. You need to eat healthy to be healthy. Get as much fresh produce in your day as possible, especially dark leafy greens like kale and spinach!
If you live in a food desert or have difficulties getting fresh veggies regularly, consider a green powder supplement, or add frozen spinach and kale to your diet.
3) Avoid alcohol and tobacco
You probably saw this one coming. You don’t have to eliminate alcohol totally, but excessive consumption can really run a toll on your immune health. Tobacco can cause some serious harm to your body overall, especially if you are a regular heavy smoker. If you are smoking, consider quitting or finding a different source of nicotine.
4) Relax! Decrease your stress level
Stress is something everyone experiences and no one can totally avoid. Stress is normal, but if you are someone who is easily stressed, or living a very stressful lifestyle. Please, find a healthy way to relax and burn off that stress! Work out, paint, play the piano, find what works for you and enjoy yourself.
5) Take a high-quality probiotic
Over 70% of the body’s immune cells are located in the gut. Taking a high-quality probiotic can help rid the gut of harmful bacteria while helping to create a more beneficial and healthy environment for good bacteria and your immune cells.
6) Add a multivitamin and/or immune booster to your morning routine
Multivitamins and Immune Boosters are a great way to make sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals your immune system needs to function properly.
7) Live a healthy lifestyle
This is easier said than done, but studies show that regular physical activity and plenty of water can strengthen your immune system. This also means avoiding toxins contained in alcohol, overly processed foods, and so on.
Now you have everything you need to ensure you are creating the ideal foundation for your immune health, so can stay happy, healthy, and living your best life. Or check out this article on 5 simple life improvement tips, or this article on the top supplements nutritionists take during flu season.