A few reminders on things you can do to support your immune system! While these things don’t protect you from getting sick they are so important to allow your body to be able to stay strong! Now more than ever it is so important to boost your immunity and take care of your mental and physical health!
Do the best you can with filling up on fresh summer veggies, lean proteins and healthy fats! Give your body foods that are not processed in a rainbow of colors to maximize your nutrients and vitamins. The fuel you are giving your body allows it to work better or worse, and we want it to be as efficient as possible right now so it’s available to fight off anything it needs to.
To Do: pay attention to your eating habits for 2-3 full days and notice where you can sneak a few extra veggies into your meals!
Rest and sleep are SO important when it comes to keeping your immune system strong. Use this as a great excuse to get to bed early or get an extra hour in the morning. Sleep is allows your body to restore itself, repair and fight if needed!
To Do: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep! If this is a stretch, try going to bed 15 minutes earlier for a few nights, then moving it up another 15 minutes!
Not only does exercise help with stress management, it also allows your body to circulate blood and oxygen around! Moderate exercise, and a good routine is so helpful in reducing inflammation and boosting your immune system.
To Do: Create a fitness routine that works for you! Do things you enjoy – if you are not sure what you like anymore, try something new! Opt for a pool workout or a cardio tennis drill to change things up!
Stress plays a negative role in immunity. It promotes inflammation and has the potential to suppress your immune system. By understanding what causes you the most stress and managing your emotions you can better handle stress!
To Do: Find a stress management technique that works for you. Not everyone is the same and it’s important to honor yourself when it comes to what you do to manage stress.
Taking care of yourself is one of the best ways to boost your immunity! If you are feeling overwhelmed right now and need support, reach out!
At Wembley, we are so committed to your physical health, as well as, your wellbeing and mental health! By coming to fitness classes, both in the club and virtually you are doing so much for yourself! Keep it up!