5 EASY Ways To Protect Your Immune System NOW!

Posted Mar 11, 2022 at 08:46

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       5 EASY ways to protect your immune system NOW !



Life as we know it is slowly returning back to normal and it goes without saying that the past 2 years have affected us all in some form & has showed us the importance of having a strong immune system & protecting our health.Our bodies first line of defence against microbes such as bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies is called the immune system. Therefore it is essential that we know how to assist our immune system to look after our health. 














1 - Regular adjustments

 

White blood cells are the cells from the immune system that play a key role in fighting infection. Recent studies have shown an increased biological activity of those white blood cells following spinal adjustment. Spinal adjustments also help promote the parasympathetic nerve system response via prefrontal cortex activation, allowing our body to rest, digest, and repair which may assist in building immunity.



2- Sleep like a BABY

Sleep is key for our physical and mental health and research shows that people are more likely to get sick after being exposed to microbes, such as a common cold virus, when sleep deprived. Optimal sleep can vary from person to person but general recommendations would be 7-9 hours each night.

 

3- Eat Like an ADULT

Healthy eating ensures we are consuming sufficient vitamins, minerals & antioxidants which support cellular immunity & production of antibodies. General recommendations here is to reduce processed food consumption while eating a variety of food groups which can be referred to as eating the rainbow which involves eating fruits and vegetables of different colours every day.

 

4- MOVE your body !

Exercise is a key pillar of health and helps boost our immunity by promoting circulation as well as releasing endorphins which can help relieve pain, reduce stress, and may cause a euphoric feeling. In short, they can make you feel pretty good.







5- Manage Stress levels

 

When under stress, the body triggers a fight-or-flight response through our autonomic nerve system which overtime affects our immunity in a detrimental way. While life stressors cannot necessarily be avoided, taking time to manage our stress levels through meditation, exercise or regular adjustments in our regular routine is greatly advised. 

 

If you’ve been feeling stressed recently and want to find out more about how you can take control of your health using these tips and much more, why not get yourself booked in for a free discovery visit with our team!