Boosting Your Immune System

The days are getting shorter, colder and with the threat of the regular flu bugs; now mixing in with the Covid virus…it is more important than ever to boost your immune system. There are things that we all know, like getting your flu shot, taking Vitamin D, getting your rest and bundling up; but there are also other things you can do to help safeguard your immune system this winter.

Alcohol, although entirely enjoyable at times, can actually lower your bodies ability to fight off infections. It actually weakens your immune system, so try and limit the amount of alcohol intake this winter and frankly with limited to no social gatherings, that should be fairly easy for most of us!

Ridding yourself of stress is easier said than done and that is even more true this year. So, instead of trying to rid yourself of stress, finding other, healthier ways to deal with stress would be more realistic. Things such as yoga, meditation, reading, crafting….anything that relaxes and calms you is where you want to put that energy into and in turn that will help to dial down the stress factors. Staying in touch with each other is also a good way to help keep that stress level down. We may not be able to always be together physically but we can definitely stay in touch with the multitude of ways that technology offers.

Of course eating your fruits and veggies and drinking lots of water always helps. Feeding your body the nutrition and vitamins it needs in a natural, healthy way is always optimal. Getting outside for some fresh air and a walk is good to get the heart going and keep your body active. Don’t forget the zinc! Zinc is wonderful at invading bacteria and making protein, so stock up this winter!

Take care of yourself, your body and your mind. Remember to breathe and to count your blessings each and everyday. We all have trials and tribulations that we meet along our path but we can choose how we deal with and how we react to these. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your neighbor. Be kind to the stranger on the street. If this year has taught us anything, it has taught us what is truly important in life. Each other.

   

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