You were born to be healthy and happy. You were not born to experience a lifetime of misery and sickness. Moreover, with your hectic and busy lifestyle, you simply can’t afford to get sick. This takes some responsibility for you to remain healthy despite the challenges and obstacles of your daily life. This is why I am sharing my 10 ways to strengthen your immune system naturally.
Good health is a critical factor for enjoying and succeeding in life. However, those changes in the seasons tend to get your body out of whack and more susceptible to illness. You need a strong immune system to weather the seasons without getting sick. Here are some simple tips to help strengthen your immune system.
1. Eat Nutritious Foods
During cold weather, flu, and other infections threaten your health. Proper nutrition is very important for good health. Load up on fruit, vegetables, and healthy proteins. Avoid processed foods and artificial sugars.
2. Drink a Sufficient Amount of Water
Studies have shown that drinking an adequate amount of water helps transport the white blood cells and other immune system cells you need to help stave off illness. Staying hydrated ensures you have proper blood circulation so these cells can get where they need to go to keep you healthy. Here is a great motivational water bottle with time markers to track how much water you are drinking throughout the day.
3. Establish a Regular Sleeping Habit
Inadequate sleep can result in poor productivity the next day. Setting a regular sleep schedule can improve the amount and quality of your sleep and help foster more productivity.
Sleep is also when your body heals itself. Prolonged fatigue prevents your body from fighting off illnesses, making you more susceptible to getting sick. Most experts recommend eight hours of sleep a night for adults to maintain good health.
4. Exercise regularly
Physical activity helps improve happiness and health. It also burns fat and builds muscle to keep you strong.
Your daily routine and work schedule probably leave you feeling stressed and tense. Find ways to take a break and relax.
6. Laugh more often
The old adage “Laughter is the best medicine” has more truth than we realize. Loneliness, depression, and a negative outlook have been shown as contributing factors in various ailments and illnesses.
7. Try to Include spices and herbs
Spices like onions, ginger, and garlic have components that can strengthen your immune system.
8. Enjoy some early morning sun
It is one of the best things that you can do to boost your levels of Vitamin D, which is essential to healthy lungs and bones.
9. Avoid using too many antibiotics
Recent studies have found antibiotics can attack essential bacteria in the digestive system and can overpower natural immune functions.
10. Enjoy life
Living in misery opens the door to infections. Seek to embrace the day and live life to the fullest. Have fun, and you will be surprised just how healthy and happy you feel.
These tips can naturally keep your immune system operating at its best and will help you fend off those seasonal colds and illnesses so you can actually enjoy those winter months!
Are you ready to make changes? Start this week by implementing these ways to strengthen your immune system naturally. If you would like to read more about what weakens your immune system, plus more ways to help, read this great article.
I hope you discover some new ways to strengthen your immune system naturally. Let’s discuss this topic in the comment section below. I also would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva