Whether you are currently entering the cooler months of Winter or transitioning into Summer, a change of season can often result in a rise of flu, colds, congestion & allergies. However, by focusing on good health and boosting our immune systems, we have the ability to lower the chances of getting sick and fighting off potential infection.

We have rounded up a few of our favourite ways to focus on building and sustaining a healthy immune system, whatever season you are in. 

  1. Regular Exercise: Movement & exercise has the ability to boost your immune system by promoting good circulation, which allows cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
  2. Quality Sleep & Rest: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to ensure the body (and mind) has a chance to rest & recover. Sleep is crucial for the production of cytokines, proteins that help fight infection and inflammation.
  3. Stress Management: Chronic stress can suppress the immune response, so aim to practise stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, or enjoy an infrared sauna or warm magnesium bath before bed.
  4. Hydration: Staying hydrated and ensuring your water intake is adequate, is SO important for your health in more ways than one. By drinking plenty of fluids you will help your body function properly and maintain a strong immune system.
  5. Balanced Diet: Consuming a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats, can provide a wealth of benefits - one of these being,  the nutrients from these food groups can work to support immune function and ward off infection.
  6. Garlic and Ginger: Both of these ingredients have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can enhance immune function. Try adding them to your favourite dishes such as soups, curries & stir frys!

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Alexz. x


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