You can make several lifestyle and dietary changes today to strengthen your immune system.These include reducing your sugar intake, staying hydrated, working out regularly, getting adequate sleep, and managing your stress levels.
Instead of focusing on limiting your foods, working out more and generally adding more stress into your life, focus on habits to create balance in all areas of your life
Living a well-balanced life does not mean that everything must be perfect. On the contrary, you create balance by accepting that life will always be imperfect. And that is ok.
The misconception of going “all in” or “nothing” stresses us out. Instead, focus on small habits like eating high fiber breakfast and drinking enough water. Given that dehydration can make you more susceptible to illness, be sure you’re drinking plenty of water each day. Adding more whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes are rich in nutrients and antioxidants , fiber, vitamin C that may give you an upper hand against harmful bacteria.
Exercise is not just for weight loss. The more we understand that, the easier it will be to make it a habit. Exercise has so many benefits like: relieve stress, anxiety, boost your mood, increase energy level and help you sleep better. Moderate exercise can reduce inflammation and promote the healthy turnover of immune cells. Jogging, biking, walking, swimming, and hiking are great options.
Habits Create Balance
Habits are powerful and help you create balance in any area of your life. And when it comes to creating balance with food and exercise, it’s okay to start small and reduce stress. Long-term stress promotes inflammation, as well as imbalances in immune cell function. Lowering your stress levels through meditation, yoga, exercise, and other practices can help keep your immune system functioning properly.
Habits create balance and you won’t get derailed. Remember creating a healthy habit takes time. I’m cheering you on as you create balance + healthy habits to support your immune system.