Health & Nutrition

Tips to Boost your Immune System

posted by FitnessFirst Team January 14, 2018 0 comments

We all know that during the colder months of the year, we are more prone to being sick and a little run down. We always try our best to stay healthy with a lifestyle change or start an exercise regime, but most of the time we tend to fall off the wagon a little when it comes to holiday time and before summer.

There are so many different ways in which you can boost your immune system and be on the top of your game for health. Having a correct and balance diet of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, having the correct intake of vitamins and minerals, amino and BCAAs. Making sure you get the correct hours needed of rest and sleep a day (minimum of 7 hours). Having a healthy balance between work and social life, this helps to reduce the level of stress you feel and place over yourself.

If one of these factors was to change, it would affect your who cycle of being healthy. We all know when you’re tired; your brain doesn’t work to its’ full potential, you don’t eat enough, well enough of the right foods and resort to eating quick and easy food, such as prepared meals and junk food. Such foods don’t have the correct amount of vitamins and minerals needed for the body, and mostly have the bad fats and complex carbohydrates (such as fast foods, fried food, deep fried food, pasta, potato, bread).

Having a healthy working immune system can help to decrease your risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart diseases.

What can I do to boost my immune system?

It’s very simple just follow these simple guidelines:

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
  • Reduce/eliminate refined sugars.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Try to minimize stress.
  • Keep your lymphatics moving – just move with a few daily exercises, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy food.

We are only human, no one is perfect, but if we can stick to simple outlines of the guidelines given, we can decrease the risk of diseases and infections and prolong our life cycle.

Sharon Reid
Fitness Manager
European Business Centre

You may also like

Leave a Comment