Keeping this one short and sweet! No one likes being sick, okay well maybe there are those that love the attention from it but still probably don’t like it. Boosting your immune system sounds great, right? There is a little problem with that idea. It is a system and just like any other system it needs harmony and balance. Germs and bacteria can throw off that balance and then the next thing you know you are blowing your nose so much that you look like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer having a bad hair day in the middle of May.
Does that mean all this talk about exercise and nutrition helping your immune system is a hoax’s?? Not really, studies have and are showing that adopting a healthy lifestyle that incorporates exercise and nutrition are two ways to strengthen your immune system to help fight off those nasty germs. Like a one two punch!
Exercise and proper nutrition are two of the main staples of healthy living and consuming foods that contain micro-nutrients like zinc, iron, copper and vitamins allows your body to absorb them into your system so it can have a better chance at staying well. As for exercise, I think it is safe to say that everyone knows that it helps lower blood pressure, protects against various diseases, and helps with cardiovascular health. Look at it this way, exercise gets the blood pumping and flowing which promotes good circulation therefore all those nutrients that your body needs has a better chance of moving through your system to do their jobs! Give your immune a system a fighting chance by treating it right through exercise and proper nutrition.
"How to Boost Your Immune System" (Accessed February 2, 2017)
5:30 am in the morning and I have a question. Who doesn't like to eat? I know I do!! This time of year it seems like everyone around here are sick with one thing or another and to help boost my immune system I am going to make sure I consume foods that are rich in minerals and vitamins that will help me fight those germs. Why do I want to deny myself the pleasure of eating my vitamins and minerals by taking a pill? Just does not make sense to me.
Did you know that by consuming foods those vitamins and minerals are absorbed faster than if you take them in a pill form? Look I understand that you may need to supplement due to a health issue or you may be watching your calorie intake. There are ways to offset that and can be done by being smart about your food intake and making sure you include exercising into your routine, which by the way also helps with your immune system. (That topic is for another day)
Look it basically comes down to what works best for you and knowing what vitamins and minerals can help boost your immune system, do some research or talk to someone. Below is a list that may help out some.
Vitamin A, B, C, E, and D
These are just a some of the vitamins and minerals that can help you out. Check out this article "Eat These Foods To Boost Your Immune System" to get some more helpful information.
If you choose to supplement do your research on the brand, how much to take, should you take it with anything and will it interact with any medication you are on. Basically be smart, be safe and stay healthy.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.