The secret is out (and it’s not found on a drug store shelf)! There are lots of ways to boost your immunity naturally – many that you can do without too much extra effort (just healthy decision making).
Here are 10 secrets to boosting your immunity this winter.
2) Manage Your Stress
Everyone has stress in their life. But doesn’t it seem like some people are so much more stressed-out than others? It may not be that they have any additional stress, but have trouble managing the stress that they do carry. Stress management can be the difference between happy and sad, inspired and “in-a-rut”, fantastic and frantic. And it’s something that you can learn and implement as a healthy habit in your life.
Chronic stress takes a toll on your immune system. Studies and experience show that these ongoing stresses can make you more vulnerable to illnesses ranging from minor colds to chronic diseases. There is scientific evidence that chronic stress causes a measurable decline in the immune system's ability to fight disease, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Learning and implementing stress management techniques can improve your stress style and, in turn, boost your immunity. Something as simple as deep breathing can lessen the initial effects of stress. Identifying stresses in your life and being prepared to handle them will decrease their overall impact on your health.
Stress is part of life – there is no way to completely eliminate it. Decreasing the stress you expose yourself to is a great first step towards better control. Some stresses, like gravity on the body, cannot be removed or minimized. Thankfully, there are many ways to prepare your body and mind to better handle the stress we can’t get rid of.
A great short list of options includes:
- Regular Exercise
- Chiropractic Care
That’s the second of 10 healthy ways to boost your immune system. Check back later this week for the more ways to power through this cold season (and weather) to maintain a happy, healthy you.