With everything that is going on in the world right now, it is important that you are doing everything you can to boost your immunity. Your immune system is your biggest defence against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders. Although sore throats, runny noses and coughs can be bothersome, they are important signs that your immune system needs some support. If you are looking for ways to care for your immune system, consider these important health tips.
Sweat it out
Everyone knows that getting your sweat on, be it through regular exercise or jumping in a sauna can lead to a healthier body and stronger immunity. However, most don’t know of recent science talking about the benefits of infrared saunas on boosting immunity. Specifically, “the heat generated by infrared saunas stimulate your body at a cellular level which increases production of white blood cells. These cells act as your immune system’s first line of defence when infection strikes.” Now Australian’s can enjoy boosted immunity and a range of other potentially health benefits, thanks to the MiHIGH Sauna Blanket – an infrared sauna blanket in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re already a sauna lover, or are looking for new ways to relax, recover and ever boost your immunity, MiHIGH is for you.
As we all know, fueling your body with healthy food such as plenty of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, proteins, nuts and healthy fats is a must. A healthy diet is key to a strong immune system, and will ensure your body gets the micronutrients it needs that plays a huge role in maintaining immunity.
See below what foods you can get certain vitamins from;
- Vitamin C – citrus fruits, including, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries as well as broccoli, spinach and tomatoes.
- Vitamin E – almonds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter and green leafy vegetables (such as broccoli and spinach).
- Vitamin B6 – salmon, tuna, chicken, bananas, soy beans, potatoes (with skin) and green vegetables.
One way to boost your immune system is by boosting circulation, making it easier for immune cells and infection fighting cells to move more easily throughout your body. Working out shouldn’t just be for the physical aspect but also for your mind and immunity. Studies have shown that moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 30 minutes daily can help strengthen your immune system.
Staying hydrated plays a major role in your body’s wellbeing, including your immune system. Particularly at this time, where our immunity needs to be looked after, to prevent illness. Drinking enough water is vital in keeping your skin and body and will flush out any unwanted toxins. Studies say that you should consume least 8-10 glasses of water every day. If you find it hard to drink water then carry a bottle around with you and add some fruit or mint leaves for flavour.