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Healthy Immune System

⚡With all the news about the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to feel powerless over your health.

🍎But there actually are some steps you can take to help your immune system in top shape.

🏃‍♂️Taking action goes a LONG way toward moving you from overwhelmed to empowered.

🥦I’ve got a list of healthy immune-boosting actions you can take to get back that sense of control.

NOTE: Remember, it’s still super important to follow prevention guidelines for handwashing and avoiding people who are sick …. even if you follow these steps!

● Get enough sleep. This can help improve your body’s natural immune function. Aim for 7-8 hours a night.

● Keep up with your fitness routine. Moderate to intense workouts lasting under an hour help boost your immune system both immediately and in the long run.

● Cut back on your stress with scheduled downtime and breathing exercises. Chronic stress appears to wear down your immune system, which can make you more vulnerable to illness.

● Eat a healthy & balanced diet that’s low in sugar. A balanced diet that contains veggies, fruits, and healthy fats is rich in antioxidants and micronutrients that support your immune system.

● Stay hydrated. Drinking enough water makes it easier for your cells to do their job – plus allows your body to more easily process food and eliminate waste. Shoot for at least 8 8-ounce (240 ml) glasses a day.



REFERENCES:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254618301005?via%3Dihub

https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1087079211000566

http://www.eurekaselect.com/88373/article

https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2F0033-2909.130.4.601

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