Give Your Body Some Extra Support
Nobody likes getting sick. It’s not fun. You’re snotty and tired and achy. Who would want that?
Our immune system is the key to staying healthy and avoiding the cold, the flu, and maybe a global pandemic. But what can you do to boost your immune system??
The obvious answer is to eat healthily and to exercise, but what does that mean? When we create a workout program, we always look for the biggest bang-for-your-buck exercises to help you get the most out of the time you spend working out. Here are a few low-investment, high-return tactics you can easily implement today:
- Eat your fruits & vegetables! This is one of the easiest ways to improve your immune system. You always have control over what you eat and, many times, when you’re lacking in essential nutrients, focusing on incorporating more plants into your diet can help you overcome those deficiencies without making major changes to your routines.
- Drink enough water. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly. Every. Single. One. Without proper hydration, you’re basically sending your troops to battle without any weapons. Your body needs water to transport nutrients to your cells!
- Get enough sleep. Your nervous system is your body’s central means of communication to the rest of your body. When you don’t get enough sleep, your nervous system can’t recover from the previous day’s stressors and therefore, cannot communicate properly to the rest of your body. Your cells can’t prepare an attack if they aren’t informed of an intruder.
- Supplement with Vitamin C & D. Depending on where you are in the world, it may be cold and dark. You probably aren’t getting outside very much. Most processes in your body need Vitamin C & D to function properly. By boosting Vitamin C, you’re helping your body produce white blood cells that protect you against illness. Vitamin D helps your body respond when there is an infection or virus. In other words, Vitamin C helps you build your army and Vitamin D gives them the necessary tools to attack.
- Get your bloodwork done. The best way to ensure you’re in tip-top shape to withstand anything that could come your way is to get your bloodwork done. You’ll know what exactly is going on in your body, what you’re deficient in, and have a professional to help guide you on the best protocol.
Remember, there’s always a way to move forward, to RIZE up. Implement one of these tips, some of these tips, or all of them, and stay healthy.D