Winter-Proof Your Immune System

Winter-Proof Your Immune System

As the days get shorter and the nights become colder, it’s clear that Winter is around the corner. For most, it’s the most dreaded season of the year because colds and flu loom in the air. By keeping your immune defences high, you’re better equipped to fend off common winter illnesses.

Activate your immune system by giving it the boost it needs to fight the seasonal symptoms.

Stay Active

Regular exercise is key to maintaining a strong immune system. Exercise encourages the production of white blood cells, which protect your body from disease. Regular exercise is more beneficial than sporadic intense workouts as consistency helps maintain the immune-boosting effects. Aim for at least 30-mins a day of moderate-intensity exercise, such as walking or jogging.

Eat a Balanced Diet

The saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is a reminder of the profound impact that simple, healthy eating choices can have on our overall well-being. Fuel your body with immune-boosting nutrients by incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your diet. Stay hydrated, limit sugar and processed foods. The more colourful your plate looks, the better!

Get Plenty of Rest

Sleep is a time when the body repairs and regenerates itself. Good sleep is linked to better mental and physical health, both of which are crucial for a strong immune system. Establish a regular bedtime routine and create a restful sleep environment for a good night’s sleep. This will improve your overall health, making your body more resilient to infections and illnesses.

Manage Stress

“Stress less!” If only it was that easy, right? Truth is, stress is an inevitable part of life, but chronic stress can have detrimental effects on your health, particularly on your immune system. Manage your stress by practicing relaxation techniques and following the above tips. This can help lower stress hormones and strengthen your body's defences against infections.v

Practice Good Hygiene

Maintaining simple habits like washing your hands regularly, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces can help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.

Don't let Winter compromise your health. Take proactive steps to protect your well-being and thrive all year round.

Body20 is here to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Our comprehensive approach gives you access to a Nutrition Doctor, who is dedicated to help you make healthier food choices. You will gain access to October Health, a proactive mental wellbeing app to help you keep your mind as healthy as your body. Furthermore, you can expect weekly InBody assessments to show your progress and a personal coach to keep you accountable, and support you every step of the way.

Start today by booking a free demo at a studio near you.

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