Nobody wants to suffer from catching every cold or virus going, and if you have a strong immune system, you shouldn’t! Read on to see our top tips and 8 Natural ways to support your immune system.
1. Catch those zzzzz
Studies show that people who don’t get enough quality sleep are more likely to get sick. Good sleep can bolster the T cells in your body that fight off infection. Good sleep does this by enhancing the ability of T cells to adhere to and destroy cells infected by viruses and other pathogens.
2. Eat your veggies
eating a variety of colourful vegetables daily provides a wide range of essential micronutrients and fibre which support a healthy gut and can build up your microbiome which in turn supports a healthy immune system.
3. Avoid processed foods
While it’s ok to enjoy your treats in moderation, minimising highly processed foods which lower inflammation caused by sugar, additives and preservatives.
4. Focus on Whole foods
Whole foods provide many benefits and have a diverse diet support a healthy gut, benefit our immune response and lower the chances of a micronutrient deficiency.
5. Just move it
Exercise and movement is not just important for fitness, it supports overall health which means a healthy mind, a healthy immune system and improved metabolic health.
6. Manage your stress
Being in a constant state of stress can have a devastating effect on our bodies. It reduces our immune function’s ability to fight off antigens. Schedule some ‘me time’ into your day. Paint your nails, have an Epsom salt bath, meditate to help your body relax into a ‘rest and digest’ state.
7. Stay Hydrated
Water is essential to overall health including a healthy immune function. It also supports our body to remove toxins and unwanted waste products.
8. Wash your hands
A simple squirt of soap dilute in some warm water is enough to rupture and kill many types of viruses and bacteria. So, remember to wash your hands on a regular basis.
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