When it comes to the personal pursuit of health and wellness, there is no denying that a bolstered immune system a happy and healthy person makes. In this post, I'll give you my top 5 ways to fortify your body's natural defenses, ensuring you stay healthy and happy, year-round!
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Beyond being delicious, the benefits of eating the rainbow are numerous. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is a diet that will provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to run smoothly. For example, foods rich in Vitamins A & D (A is found in sweet potato and D in milk) have been shown to positively impact your body's immune response!
If you are eating at a caloric deficit or simply don't have the resources to eat the rainbow, VitaLinx is a wonderful multi-vitamin to add to your arsenal. Supplementing with a multi-vitamin will surely fill in the gaps to ensure your body is getting all it needs.
The benefits of getting an adequate amount of sleep – around 7-8 hours a night, for most people - are numerous, with the most important one being sleep's restorative benefits. Not getting adequate sleep will not only make you more likely to get sick when exposed to a virus, but it will also inhibit your body's ability to recover.
If you are one of those people who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep – CRASH by ProSupps is a supplement available in pill or powder form that is specifically designed to promote REM sleep, as it lowers your cortisol levels and boosts fat loss.
Work Out, But Not Too Much!
Exercise not only promotes a healthy body and mind, it also helps your immunity. While the exact reasons as to why this is the case aren't clear, general studies have shown that engaging in regular physical activity helps boost the immune response. Take note that overdoing it has the opposite effect. Engaging in too much exercise decreases your immunity.
Be sure to properly supplement when you do workout. AminoLinx by ProSupps promotes healthy hydration levels while combatting fatigue.
Take the Time to De-Stress
An increase in physical and mental stress directly increases the body's production of cortisol – a stress hormone. Prolonged exposure to cortisol not only negatively impacts your metabolism, it will also suppress your immune system, making you more likely to get sick. Combat any potential stressors by regularly engaging in activities you enjoy, and set aside a bit of time every day to relax and de-stress!
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Do More of the Things that Make You Happy
A happy body is a healthy body! Studies show that a depressed mind leads to a depressed immune system. Combat the doldrums and fill your life with things that make you happy to ensure that your immune response stays in tip-top shape.
While there is no surefire way to prevent illness, following these tips will not only help your immune system (you'll get sick less often!), but it could also shorten the duration and severity of illness if it does happen.