Suppressing your immune system is something no one wants to be guilty of amidst a global pandemic. We know that eating right, exercising, and getting rid of stress can help support a healthy immune system as discussed here. But, did you know there are lifestyle options you may choosing that suppress your immunes system? Suppressing your immune system can happen in surprising ways! Here are four things to watch for: Staying Lonely. In the era of lockdowns, working from home, and social distancing—it’s common to feel lonely. The challenge is, your immune system needs you to not stay that way for long. When we feel physically sick we often search for a cure, but when we feel lonely—we write off the emotions without fully understanding the toll it’s taking on our bodies by suppressing the immune system. So, just like you’d search for some relief for symptoms of physical sickness, it’s appropriate and helpful to search for relief for your loneliness. Find a group that does an activity you enjoy and become a part, join a gym, attend online religious services, comb through your list of friends from the past and invite them to get together in person or through zoom if you are in “lockdown” mode. Engaging, laughing, and interacting with other humans is something your mind and your body need to stay healthy! You Never Go Outside. Inside your home may feel nice and cozy, especially in the winter, but staying indoors isn’t doing your immune system any favors. Vitamin D direct from the sun does wonders for your t-cells and their ability to fight viral invaders. Live near some trees or the woods—staying inside means you’re missing out on inhaling all those organic compounds called phytoncides, which can help you, bolster immune function. You Exercise Too Much. Over-exercising is a problem that many aren’t even aware of. Yet, too much exercise causes your body to produce cortisol (because it’s stressed out) and can negatively impact your adrenal system as well as your immune system. Exercise should invigorate you. But, if you exercise too much, you’ll find yourself needing a nap after a workout or craving sweets because your body needs that glucose, fast. Remember, recovery days are healthy too and working out too hard for your age or fitness level could hurt you more than it helps you. You Drink Too Much. Drinking alcohol makes it more difficult for the immune system o gear up and defend your body against invaders. Alcohol effects your cells and some studies show that people who drink every day or almost every day are more susceptible to colds, flu, and other illnesses than people who don’t drink. The lungs are particularly susceptible to the effects of alcohol so if you’re trying to fight off viruses that impact lung function (such as CoVID19), drinking alcohol may be a really bad move for your immune function. Are you suppressing your immune system? If so, take these tips to heart and then find extra ways to give your immune system a boost like this all natural, homeopathic, easy-to-use immune building supplement that will help your body do what it’s designed to do—protect you from viruses! Learn more here.
Between COVID19, flu, strep throat, and common colds of every variety—there are many reasons to make sure your immune system is in peak form this winter. Of course eating right and exercising can help your immune system stay strong, but did you know there are other—less conventional—ways you can protect and strengthen your immune system? Here are six things you probably didn’t know would help your immune system. 1. Laugh. Number one on the list of things you didn’t know would help your immune system is laughter! Did you know that laughing is a huge stress reliever, and when you relieve stress, you lower cortisol levels and help your immune system? There’s a reason why they say, “laughter is the best medicine.” When you laugh, your muscles relax and stay that way for up to 45 minutes afterwards. When your stress hormones decrease, your immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies can increase. This helps your body get and stay ready to fight invading viruses. 2. Go Outside. Between breathing the fresh air and absorbing Vitamin D from the sun, spending time outside—especially in nature—is good for your body, and especially your immune system. Scientists believe that breathing in airborne chemicals produced by plants called phytoncides can increase the level of white blood cells in your body. White blood cells play a key role in fighting both diseases and infections. Likewise, Vitamin D boosts your body’s immune response. Many studies are being released showing that people with low levels of Vitamin D are more susceptible to COVID19 and that supplementing Vitamin D may help reduce the risk of an, “exaggerated inflammatory response” among those who contract the virus. 3. Sing and Dance. Who would ever guess that belting out a tune would help your immune system? Singing has many health benefits one of which is helping your immune system. According to research published in the US Journal of Behavioral Medicine, people who sang in a professional choir had higher concentrations of antibodies and anti-stress hormones. Likewise, dancing—similar to other forms of exercise—can help strengthen your immune system through muscular action and physiological processes. 4. Get a Massage. Regular massage therapy pushes your muscles to release toxins and flushes them out of your system. Massage naturally increases a healthy immune system’s functionby decreasing the number of t-cells while helping your body kill invaders. Massage also increases white blood cell activity and can help your body reduce levels of cortisol. What a surprising and relaxing way to help your immune system! Why not schedule a massage immediately! 5. Listen to Peaceful Music. Researchers have found that listening to certain types of music can aid the body in recovery and help it heal, while lowering stress. According to an article by the American Psychological Association, listening to and playing music increases the body’s production of the antibody immunoglobulin A and natural killer cells which attack viruses and other infections. Find your favorite classical station, put on some peaceful smooth jazz, or create a playlist of your favorite peaceful tunes to play wherever you go! 6. Detox Your Lungs. Did you know there’s an easy way to push toxins out of your lungs so that they can stay in peak condition, ready to fight any respiratory invaders that come there way? ProBLEN’s Air Detox is an affordable spray you use every day that helps you detox your lungs from all forms of toxins—pollutants and other harmful things you breathe in the air each day. Learn more about this immune-boosting homeopathic supplement here. Try incorporating these six tips today to get your immune system in peak condition!
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