How to boost your immune system - #1 Exercise

June 03, 2020 2 min read

How to boost your immune system - #1 Exercise

What are you doing to support your immune system during COVID-19 and Influenza season this winter?

As the winter cold and flu season approaches, ways to boost your immune system are amongst the most common questions people are talking about now. Taking preventative steps to strengthen your immune health will always be beneficial for your physical and mental health, now and in the future. If you’re older or have an underlying health condition, taking preventative measures is a great idea. Your overall immune system health may benefit from the following 6 practical actions, which you can easily do right now: 

  1. Be active by participating in moderate exercise that you enjoy
  2. Eat a nutritious diet
  3. Prioritise restful sleep
  4. Manage your stress
  5. Take supplements for a boost
  6. Minimise alcohol and drink in moderation

Be active

Regular physical activity at a moderate intensity can give your immune system a great boost that helps:

  • Improve the immune and metabolic systems.
  • Increase your body’s production of antibodies causing them to circulate more rapidly.
  • Expel toxins from your body which can energize your cells and metabolism.
  • lower your body’s stress hormones (including adrenaline and cortisol) strengthening your immune system.
  • Flush bacteria and waste from the body through the lungs and via sweating (when you sweat, your body reacts much like it does when you have a fever. By raising your body temperature, you are helping your body kill pathogens).
  • Reduce the risk of developing upper respiratory infections.

 

Try taking regular walks, go outside in the fresh air and do some gardening, or be inspired and motivated by watching workout videos on YouTube in the privacy of your own home or garden. Lift weights around the home. Find something to get your body moving. If you lack the energy or motivation to exercise, join a group either on your own or with a friend.

 Final thoughts

See Covid-19 as a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the important things in your life and live the life you have always wanted to! To elevate the importance of your health and well-being. To make it a priority in your life right now. To reconnect with the people who are important to you and you love. To listen to your body as it never lies! To incorporate all the little nurturing and restorative rituals you’ve let go over the years that you used to do for yourself, before you put others before you as life got busier and more stressful.

Remember you still have ultimate control and choice in your life. Difficult times can diminish us. Develop us. Define us. Which do you choose? We believe that in most negatives there’s a positive to be found and we’re sure you will come out stronger than ever before in many ways! We’re are all in this together.

Viva la vida (long live life)

Rob & Belinda

Australian Natural Drinks Co.

https://www.naturaldrinks.com.au/ 


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