How to Boost Your Immune System
Stop wasting your money and support your immune system correctly!
“Boost Your Immune System Today”. Scammers are taking advantage of this pandemic to market their supplements as if it would protect you from the disease.
Don’t forget to get your yearly vaccine to be immune to horrible marketing like this.
This article is about how you can support your immune system. Notice I said support because the term boosting your immune system is a marketing scam.
Truth be told, you can’t fully control whether you get sick with a cold/flu. There are a variety of factors that determine how your body will react once it’s exposed to sickness. There are a few things that we can do to take action, such as making sure we’re receiving the right amount of nutrients. But even among the things we can influence, there is no single hack or pill that can control the complexity of our immune system.
Let me repeat! THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL, SUPPLEMENT, DIET, OR WORKOUT THAT WILL ENSURE YOUR HEALTH.
However, Our daily actions can heavily influence how prepared our body is to fight off sickness.
What are some things we can do to stay healthy? To avoid getting sick.
Nothing comes close to:
- Proper Exercise & Nutrition
- Good Sleep & Recovery
- A Good Lifestyle
Proper Exercise & Nutrition
- Whole Foods
Eating an assortment of whole foods and cutting down on processed foods will help you avoid nutrient deficiencies. & if you’re short on time you can always meal prep in bulk and freeze meals so they’re available when you need them.
- Body Fat Level
Conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure can increase your risk of infection. You don’t want to have too much body fat but you also don’t want to have too little. This can also affect immunity.
- Good active Movement
Make sure you have a great workout you can do, whether it’s at home, outside, or in a gym. If you don’t know how to tell the difference between a good and bad workout, you can learn more about it here. Get moving outside and soak up the sunshine. Vitamin D helps against respiratory infections and supports the immune system.
Good Sleep & Recovery
- Sleep a quality amount
Lack of sleep can lower the body’s defenses so try to get 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep. Stay off electronics before bed, set up a sleep ritual, and use a journal to support good quality sleep.
- Get enough nutrients to recover.
Eat colorful veggies such as broccoli and spinach. Protein, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Omega-3s help support the immune system. You should be able to get this from the whole foods we talked about earlier.
- Stay Hydrated
Continue to drink plenty of fluids. If you have mucus, hot drinks will help break it up.
- Cut down on smoke and alcohol intake.
This can be hard for some but limit your intake since we know heavy usage jeopardizes your health.
- Managing Stress Levels
Large stress levels can make you more susceptible to sickness. We often use behaviors such as overeating, drinking alcohol, and smoking to cope with stress. While it’s hard to get rid of all of your stress in life, we can certainly look for a balance. Add in downtime to your daily schedule – Yoga, meditation, hiking, and conversations with friends can all be helpful.
Wash your hands, utilize food safety, disinfect our objects and surfaces.
These are some of the things I talk about in my ebook, 10 Ways You’re Sabotaging your Health. If you would like to learn more tips and tricks on how to improve your health instantly, download it for free here.
While we can’t control what’s going on in the world and what other people are doing, let’s focus on what we can control and make a difference.
Brian Travis Smith IIFitness and Nutrition Trainer
Real Simple. Real Results.