As the kids head back-to-school, we start preparing for fall and winter holidays, and the weather cools, it’s time to brace yourself for the sick season. Germs are spreading everywhere but you can protect yourself and your family with immune boosters. While there are many foods, dietary behaviors and supplements that help strengthen your immune system, today we’re talking about ways to protect yourself from sickness outside of what you eat.
Follow these tips for immune boosters to beat the sick season:
Tip #1: Exercise
Get your body moving and your blood flowing to stay healthier. Yup, exercise can actually support your immune system. Plus, working out even moderately every day reduces your risk of obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis and other diseases and conditions that can take a toll on your immune system.
We know, life is busy and it’s about to get even more hectic as the holiday season approaches. But do take time to relax and let off some steam. Your immune system needs it as much as your mental, physical and emotional well-being. You can find methods of relaxation through hobbies such as a family activity that everyone enjoys.
Tip #3: Sleep
Protect your zzz’s to stay strong and healthy this season. It’s tempting to stay up later to be more productive or binge on your favorite shows, but think about your health before you do it. Your body needs to rest and recuperate for a new day. Sleep is when your entire system, including your immune system, regenerates and recharges for the challenges of tomorrow.
Tip #4: Get a Pet
So this may seem like a big life addition just to get through one season but the health benefits of pets, especially dogs, can have a lasting effect. Pets offer companionship and usually make families more active, both of which are good for emotional and physical health. Pet owners tend to have healthier hearts and blood pressure. Also, pets lower risk of developing allergies in children.
Tip #5: Laugh & Think Positively
Our emotional wellbeing is intricately intertwined with the rest of our health. The sheer acts of laughing and staying positive are linked to stronger immune systems. Try to look on the bright side of every situation and when you’re feeling anxious, angry or frustrated, rely on humor to keep you going.
Tip #6: Be Social
Socializing can boost your confidence and emotional health too. Studies show that people with a circle of friends live longer than loners. Friendships can come from all sorts of places and have a profound impact on your health.
We hope you benefit from these immune boosters to beat the sick season!