Constantly Sick? 4 Ways To Boost Your Immune System
If you find yourself catching a cold every other week, you might need to start focusing on ways to boost your immune system.
Now more than ever, it’s important to protect your body from the flu and the other countless viruses being spread around. It’s likely you’ve already caught at least a cold this season, if you're continuing to feel unwell there’s a possibility your immune system isn’t as strong as it should be. This can lead to your body being more vulnerable to contagious viruses that have the potential to further worsen your health.
If this sounds like you, or if you’re just looking to take precautionary measures to prioritise your health, we’ve listed our top tips to boost your immune system to improve your overall wellbeing.
4 Ways To Boost Your Immune System
1. Add probiotics to your diet: eating a well balanced diet rich in protein and fibre is always important, but foods that contain probiotics are essential to your gut health and can strengthen your immune system. Probiotics are generally found in fermented and cultured food. On your next grocery store visit try looking for products labelled with ‘active cultures’ or ‘probiotics’. Commonly you’ll see this on yoghurt and other dairy products, other options include kimchi, tofu and kombucha.
2. Realise the importance of healthy sleep: most people take for granted how much a good night’s rest can affect their health. Sleep is a natural way to steadily increase your immune system function and can benefit your health in so many other ways. Most commonly, 7-8 hours is the recommended amount of sleep an adult should get each night. It’s important that you also maintain a consistent sleep schedule, too.
3. Think long-term about exercise: it’s not uncommon for people to get excited about improving their health and rapidly adopt diet and exercise routines. For some, rushing into an intense exercise routine can do more harm than good. Rather than pressuring yourself to head to the gym every other day, find a workout that you can commit to and build onto over time. Much like sleep, having consistency when exercising is beneficial.
4. Introduce mindfulness into your lifestyle: lowering your stress levels is one of the best ways to allow your body to recharge and using mindfulness techniques is a great way to start. Mindfulness is essentially being aware of the stressors in your life and finding a strategy that allows you to feel less impacted by them. This can include implementing self-care practices throughout your week, such as meditation or aromatherapy.
If you’re struggling to find a way to incorporate self-care practices into your routine, Planet Remedy has a practical solution for you. Try our Immunity Inhaler, traditionally used in aromatherapy to support healthy immune system function. Available in a convenient size, it’s a great option whether you’re at work or on the way to university. Head to your local pharmacy and try our Immunity Inhaler now.
Please see a medical professional if symptoms persist or increase in severity.
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