Thursday, December 22, 2016

Boost Your Immune System Now!

Your Immune System

Cold and flu bugs are everywhere so we need to do everything we can to keep our immune system strong.  Your immune system is what protects you from those foreign invaders that make you sick so if you don’t want to get sick here are some things you need to do to keep your immune system running at its best!

  • Avoid processed foods!  Did you know that 80% of your immune system is located in your digestive track?  This is why it’s essential to eat healthy whole foods if you want to be healthy.  It’s very difficult for the digestive system to digest processed foods and use them for energy since they’re not whole foods.  If your system is overburdened with too many processed foods it sucks energy from your immune system leaving it unable to do a proper job of keeping you healthy.

  • Get enough sleep!  Studies have shown that people who don’t get enough quality sleep are more likely to get sick when exposed to a virus than their well-rested friends.  The amount of needed sleep for each individual will vary from person to person but generally 7-8 hours is recommended and it needs to be quality sleep.

  • Look on the bright side!  A pessimistic person is more likely to get sick than an optimistic person.  When you’re depressed your brain becomes depleted in certain hormones creating a chain of events that will actually slow down the activity of the immune system.  Practice thinking positively!  After a while it will become more natural ;)

  • Exercise!  Doctors have found that exercise actually provides a boost to the cells in your body that are assigned to attack bacteria.  These cells appear to work more slowly in people who don’t exercise than in those who do.  Need help?  Comment below and I’ll help you fit exercise into your daily routine.

Do It Now!

All of these tips can be implemented today to help you avoid getting sick later so start using these tips now and enjoy your health!

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