HEALTH AND FITNESS – 5 Ways to boost your immunity
2015 has brought an outbreak of illness, and it’s now more important than ever to protect our health. Have you ever wondered why some people are constantly plagued by sickness, while others are able to avoid falling ill completely?
The answer lies in how powerful our immune system is and its effectiveness in protecting us against disease. A strong immune system can increase our chances of avoiding illness, and it can also play a vital role in aiding our recovery when infection hits.
1 Eat Your Way To Immunity
A strong immune system relies heavily on a healthy diet. In fact, more than half of our immune system lies within our digestive tract. The body breaks down and absorbs nutrients from the foods we eat to protect us against illness. The nutrients found in fresh fruit and vegetables play a crucial role in strengthening and supporting our immune system. Other immunity boosting foods include eggs, yoghurt, red bell pepper, ginger, garlic and mushrooms.
2 Practice Proper Hygiene
Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infections but while we are all familiar with the importance of washing our hands regularly, research reveals that only 5% of people wash their hands correctly.
What is the right way to wash your hands?
- Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap
- Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails
- Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice
- Rinse your hands well under running water
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry
3 Exercise Your Immunity
Regular exercise is a pillar for good health and it can strengthen our immune system. Exercise provides a boost to the cells in our body that are assigned to attack bacteria, helping our immune system to become better equipped to handle bacteria that can lead to illness.
4 Rest Up
When sleep suffers, so does our immune system. A lack of sleep causes changes to the system that regulates our immune defense, making us more susceptible to illness and infection. Experts recommend a minimum of seven hours of sleep per day for optimal benefit.
5 Invest In A Natural Boost
Today’s busy lifestyle can make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet and routine, and our immune system can suffer as a consequence. Taking a natural immune boosting supplement daily can provide our body with the added nutrients it needs to keep fighting fit.
Immulina® is a natural food supplement, which when taken daily, has been scientifically proven to support the body’s immune system by maintaining the function of the immune system cells.
Immulina® offers powerful support to give adults and children alike a boost to their body’s natural immune system.
Available from Vital Life International firstname.lastname@example.org. Immulina® costs £18.95 for around one month’s supply of 30 capsules, to be taken once daily.