Our immune systems are a vital part of our body that helps fight off illnesses and infections that might come into our systems. So, how can we make sure these cells are in fighting for shape? Here are some simple lifestyle changes below that can help:
Don’t worry, we are not about to tell you to run a marathon,but studies do show that 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a day can help keep your immune system strong. Exercise helps with boosting your overall bodies circulation, meaning that you are training your immune cells to travel faster when they need to fight unwanted threats.
Here are a few examples of some exercises you can try out:
- Body Workouts
- Dance workouts
- Team sports
And so much more.
Your body needs certain vitamins and antioxidants to help strengthen your immune system. Adding certain foods into your daily diet is the perfect way to make sure your body is getting everything it needs.
Here is a list of some of the top vitamins you should lookout for:
Vitamin A – helps form and maintain healthy teeth, bones,soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin.
Vitamin B6 – helps form red blood cells and maintain brain function. This vitamin also plays an important role in the proteins that are part of many chemical reactions in the body. The more protein you eat the more pyridoxine your body requires.
Vitamin C -This vitamin also plays an important role in the proteins that are part of many chemical reactions in the body. The more protein you eat the more pyridoxine your body requires.
Vitamin E - is an antioxidant also known as tocopherol. It helps the body form red blood cells and use vitamin K.
A lot of these can be found in whole plant foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes, so make sure to do some research and see if you are getting all of the correct vitamins and antioxidants from your current diet.
We have all been there, sometimes you find yourself being so absorbed into your current activity that after a few hours you realise you haven’t had one sip to drink in all that time.
Whilst hydration isn’t a major player in protecting you from viruses or germs, we need to make sure that we are preventing dehydration to our bodies. Dehydration is what causes headaches, alters your focus and mood,and can even affect some organ functions. These are the complications that could increase your susceptibility to illness.
So how much should you drink? There are many calculators online that can help you work out how much you should drink everyday based on your, gender, weight and other factors. There are also some amazing hydration apps out there that will notify you when to drink and will help you track how much you have consumed a day.
There are many other ways to help boost your immune system so make sure you do your research and find out what small changes you can make to help your body.