09 Apr How To Boost Your Immune System Naturally
In this post you will learn how to boost your immune system naturally, starting with the food that you eat, the exercise that you do and the lifestyle that you lead.
Today it is raining, we have had one of the best summers in a long time, but it is getting darker and cooler at night. So it made me think it was time to fill you up with some information on how you can boost your immune system naturally for the colder days ahead.
Nutrition To Strengthen Immunity
First lets take a look at foods. You need to ensure you are getting foods full of antioxidants and vitamins A, D, E, K and B. So this means you want to make sure you are getting loads of leafy green vegetables and nuts and nutrition packed fruits like berries.
Your fruit and vegetables are full of phytochemicals which help steer away flus and virus’s. You need to make sure you aren’t eating any foods that could be causing hidden inflammation which is going to decrease your immune system.
So understanding what foods work for you is gold when it comes to flu season. If you are always getting sick each winter, it may be time you thought more about your nutrition. You also need to insure you aren’t eating foods that may inflam your gut, this is where attention needs to come into gluten and sugar containing foods. Sugar feeds bad bacteria in your gut, its the bad bacteria that will lower your immunity.
Relaxation To Increase Your Immune System
We need to make sure our immune system is as strong as possible, so this means we don’t want too much stress. A stressed bodys immune system gets compromised. So to keep your immune system healthy you need to bring balance into your life.
Put time aside to relax. Make sure you are getting enough sleep. 8 hours in a dark room each night. If you are feeling run down, get some naps into your day if you can to help recharge.
Wrong Exercise Can Decrease Your Immune System
Chronic Cardio and over training stresses your body out. Ever heard of the runners sniffle? It is so common for runners to get that runny nose after a run, this is a sign of your immune system getting run down. Too much training of the wrong sort can compromise your immunity. This is why I put so much emphasis on getting the right sort of training in. Training that boosts immunity and that doesn’t strain it. So switch your long runs to short sprints, lift some weights, do some 12 minute HIITs and move more at low intensity.
What Happens If You Do Get The Flu, Rundown Or A Cold?
You need to make sure you are consuming foods that boost your immunity and bring down inflammation. I also really suggest taking probiotics and fermented foods regularly.