Your immune system is essential in protecting you against bacteria and viruses. There’s no singular way to boost or strengthen your immune system – it’s a combination of different factors related to your lifestyle. With more emphasis today on preventing illness, it’s critical to support and strengthen your immune system by implementing healthy lifestyle habits.
Here are four ways you can help strengthen your immune system.
1. Exercise Regularly
If you work out and exercise regularly, you’re already familiar with the amazing benefits physical performance provides for your body. Not only does exercise boost your mood, but it also keeps your body functioning at an optimal level – inside and out. Studies have proven that exercise can reduce inflammation and support your immune system.
You don’t need a gym or equipment to have an effective workout! Try using bodyweight exercises and take your cardio outside. If you need some inspiration, check out Magnum’s amazing team of Athletes and Trainers on social media, @HardMagnum .
2. Get Enough Sleep
Your body needs rest to repair and recover. A lack of sleep can negatively affect your immune system. In fact, studies have shown that people who don’t get enough quality sleep are more likely to get sick. While we sleep, our bodies undergo recovery and repair of essential functions including our immune system. Short naps (under 30 minutes) are encouraged and for most people, 7-9 hours of sleep per night is recommended.
Avoid your screens before bedtime, have enough time after your last workout, and stick to a regular schedule when turning off the lights for some shut-eye. Your immune system will thank you but did you really need another reason to get more sleep?
3. Minimize Stress
Did you know that too much stress can weaken your immune system? Your state of mind can affect the state of your health . Dealing with stress varies from person to person, but there are common ways we can all ease our minds.
Focus on what helps you relax. Spend some more time on your stress-reducing habits like mediation, yoga, reading, or even time with your pet. It’s likely that your screen time is up right now – why not take a break for a bit? By learning new ways to manage your stress, you can effectively keep your immune system strong.
4. Eat Healthy
A full and well balanced, nutritious diet can help maintain a strong immune system. Don’t look for single foods that are said to “boost your immune system” – focus on your overall nutrition. Are you eating enough, and getting enough of the right nutrients? Our immune system needs energy, vitamins, and minerals to stay strong. Research shows that people may be more susceptible to illness if they are deficient in one or more nutrients. Foods rich in these nutrients include fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources.
How can supplements help?
First and foremost, remember that supplements are supplementary. If you are not fulfilling your body’s micronutrient needs completely, consider supplementing with a multivitamin and greens. Reach your protein intake with the assistance of protein powder. Magnum Nutraceuticals offers a wide range of products that can help promote a healthy immune system:
As with all Magnum Nutraceuticals’ supplements, Magnum’s health products are made with 100% Pharmaceutical Grade ingredients – there are no higher quality supplements available.
Supplements can be essential in reaching your nutritional needs but concentrate your efforts on your overall diet. Cut back on sugar, alcohol, and heavily-processed foods and eat healthy to strengthen your immune system.