THREE STEPS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!
Step 1: Move More, Often
Step 1: Move More, Often. We already know that regular exercise reduces our risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. It only makes sense that it also has an effect on our immune system. The last thing our bodies need is to be sedentary right now. Find a few minutes throughout your day that you can intentionally move. Take walks, replace your office chair for an exercise ball, stand while you are on the phone. It all adds up. But before you jump into the world of virtual workouts, make sure you are cleared by your physician and if you are ready to get back into the gym take a look at these special offers..
Step 2: Be Mindful when eating and drinking.
There are obvious offenders when it comes to decreasing your immune system like smoking, alcohol and processed foods. Try to limit these items in your diet and focus on whole foods that contain antioxidants and fiber. These foods promote healthy guts and reduce overall inflammation in the body. As for the beverage of choice, water. Hydration is essential to a strong immune system. When your body is dehydrated it can hinder your digestion, and heart and kidney function. These 3 things combined make you more likely to contract an illness. If you feel like you need more guidance in this area, join a 6-week Nutrition Reset that was designed to.
Step 3: Rest and Recover
Sleep is the most underrated tool we have to protect our bodies against infections. Sleep deprivation reduces infection-fighting antibodies and cells that are needed to keep us healthy. Be sure you are consistently getting enough sleep, and if your body is asking you to hit the snooze button and you’re able to, do it! If not, see if you can carve out some time in the afternoon for a cat nap. In addition to a good night’s rest, practice self-care with long baths, Massage, and meditation. Your body will thank you for it.The old adage, accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can, and have the wisdom to know the difference absolutely applies to our personal wellness. Seek trusted sources for your exercise and nutrition advice when making lifestyle changes, but most importantly do something to help your body be better today than yesterday.