Immunity is Your Best Defense

Your immune system plays a vital role in your overall well being. It’s in charge of keeping the bad stuff out like harmful substances and germs that could make you very sick. If you don’t provide your immune system with the stuff it needs to perform at its best, you may find yourself lacking in the health department. 

Especially with the colder weather rolling in, common sicknesses are at an all time high. No one wants to deal with a dreaded two week cold right around the holidays, so how do you keep your immune system in tip top shape? 

First things first, there’s no one quick fix to boost your immunity as a whole. However, there are several factors that contribute to the functionality and health of your immune system. Immune supporting habits/practices include; 

Prioritizing Nutrition 

We all know the importance of eating well, but it really is one of the most important things you can do to support your immune system. Consuming a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables is especially vital to the inner workings of your immune system. Try adding in a fruit and vegetable to at least two meals a day. 

Move Your Body 

Many people don’t realize that exercise is a huge contributor to fighting off diseases and sicknesses. Moving at least thirty minutes everyday has the ability to drastically improve your overall health. Exercising allows your body to release endorphins and get your heart rate pumping which in turn increases the flow of oxygen to your blood. 

Get Ample Amounts of Sleep 

Getting in at least eight hours of sleep is essential to supporting your immune system. Sleep is your body’s time to recharge and replenish. Giving your body an ample amount of time to recuperate will improve various aspects of your health, especially immunity. 

Keep Stress Minimal 

This is obviously easier said than done, but try and be mindful of daily stressors in your life that you may be able to reduce. 

At Livewell, we care about your overall well being. Come and see us today to chat about your health composition and an action plan to resolve health issues you may have from the inside out. Let us know if you try out any of these immune supporting tips!