Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

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Tips for boosting your immune system including foods to eat, probiotics to take and getting plenty of sleep and exercise!

With fall and back-to-school season coming up and cold and flu season starting to be on everyone’s minds again (noooo), it’s time to start focusing on our immune systems. We do everything that we can to avoid sickness and today, I want to give you some tips for ramping up your immune systems.


Of course, the best way to avoid sickness is to stay away from people who are sick and wash your hands. If you stay away from someone with a sickness, you of course are less likely to get the illness.


Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

Get enough sleep

I aim for around 8 hours of sleep per night but do not always get it. I notice that when I do not sleep enough, that is when I am most likely to get sick. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

 

Take a probiotic

If you have read my blog for a while now, you know that I am a huge fan of taking a probiotic. Taking a probiotic can help support gut health and by supporting gut health this can support your immunity. FlorastorSelect™ Immunity Boost is a dual-action probiotic that helps flush out bad bacteria to boost the good bacteria and it actively stimulates immunity. It contains vitamins C & D3 and Zinc for an extra boost to your immune system. 


FlorastorSelect Immunity Boost from Walmart  can be found in the Probiotics and Fiber aisle.

 

Did you know that over 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract? Crazy! FlorastorSelect helps strengthen digestive balance for increased immune support. They also stimulate the production of Immunuglobulin A (IgA) the main antibody in your digestive tract that fights against infections. 


I try to take probiotics through the year and usually slack in the summer but make sure to take them daily in the fall and winter months.

 

Eat a nutritious diet

Eating a diet high in a variety of fruits and vegetables will help you get all of the nutrients that you need to maintain a healthy immune system. I always recommend to “eat the rainbow” meaning choose a variety of produce that is red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Each kind of produce has different vitamins and minerals that your body needs and by eating a variety of different kinds of produce, you will be able to meet your nutrient needs. Certain nutrients like zinc, vitamins A, C and E are all important for a healthy immune response.


Exercise regularly

By exercising regularly, you can lower your blood pressure, help your cardiovascular health and help protect against different diseases. Exercise contributes to good health and because of that, can be beneficial to your immune system. Here is my weekly exercise routine: run twice a week 5.5 miles each time, 1-30 minute strength workout, daily walking or biking. I aim to get some form of exercise in each day which really helps with mental health also.

 

Reduce stress

I am someone who can feel very stressed, particularly because I put a lot on plate between work, my family and more. I am a type-A person and have high expectations for myself which can often contribute to feelings of stress. Stress and the immune system are being closely studied by scientists and there is still a lot to learn about this relationship. Some things that I do to reduce stress in my life are: talk out the issue with my husband or whoever I need to, write down my to-do list if there is a lot on my mind, get done what I can when I have a lot to do, etc.


Try these tips for boosting your immune system and stay healthy!


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