Can you believe that 2020 is almost over?
Let’s be honest, for many of us, this year has been (to say the least) one heck of a ride!
If anything, this world pandemic has served as a great reminder that our health is everything.
So today I want to share a few tips on how to keep your immune system in TOP condition naturally in order to end the year strong and keep it that way for the years to come.
For me, health is a holistic way of living. In other words, health is not just about avoiding illnesses,
but it involves many aspects of our lives like - taking care of our immune system, our mental state, our emotions, our body and ultimately taking care of US individually as a beautiful and valuable woman!
Here are some of my favourite ways to
boost my immune system,
my mood, and my overall health:
Get enough sleep
Inadequate sleep may increase your risk of getting sick. Most adults should get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.
Eat more whole plant foods
Several whole plant foods contain antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C, all of which may lower your susceptibility to illness.
Eat more healthy fats
Healthy fats like olive oil and omega-3s are highly anti-inflammatory. Since chronic inflammation can suppress your immune system, these fats may naturally combat illnesses.
Eat more fermented foods or take a probiotic supplement
Gut health and immunity are deeply interconnected. Fermented foods and probiotics may bolster your immune system by helping it identify and target harmful pathogens.
Limit added sugars
Added sugars contribute significantly to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, all of which can suppress your immune system. Lowering your sugar intake may decrease inflammation and your risk of these conditions.
Engage in moderate exercise
Moderate exercise can reduce inflammation and promote the healthy turnover of immune cells. Walking, swimming, biking, and hiking are great options.
we should drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of filtered water per day. Staying hydrated helps the body keep a normal temperature. It lubricates and cushions the joints. It protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues and great hydration helps you get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movement.
Manage your stress levels
Lowering your stress levels through meditation, yoga, Qi Gong, and other spiritual practices can help keep your immune system functioning properly.
A proper intake of high-quality supplements may fight viral infections and help boost your immune system. Good vitamins to take during the winter are Vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, elderberry, and echinacea.
Now, the world may be shut down, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t take care of ourselves. It’s quite the opposite, in fact, I think there has never been a better time than now to become the healthiest version of ourselves. Will you join me? This is my Santa wish for you.
To your health & inner joy,