As we enter 2022, we’re going into our third year of being extra protective over our immune systems. With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, something as small as a sneeze could throw us into panic mode. We know you’ve been doing the work, stocking up on K95 masks, and taking your vitamins, but in these challenging times it never feels like enough. To boost your immunity even more, try these simple tips that you can do on the daily.
Take those probiotics: Immunity originates in your gut, so we need all the ‘good’ bacteria we can get. It’s so easy to disrupt your gut flora, but daily probiotics can help keep your microbiome balanced and in a healthier state.
Get a morning walk in every day: Physical activity helps prevent chronic disease, but it also helps fight viral and bacterial infections too. Get moving first thing in the morning with a walk, even if it’s only for 10 minutes.
Stock up on aluminum-rich veggies: Adding aluminum in our diets is beneficial as long as its not overdone. Incorporate anti-viral and anti-microbial foods like garlic, onions, shallots, chives, and leeks into your diet for extra protection. Raw or cooked!
Don’t sleep on superfoods: Okay, maybe you knew this one! But foods like mushrooms, turmeric, kale and leafy greens all help add ‘good’ bacteria to your gut and put healthy food at the forefront of your health.
Sleep more (!!!): Enough said. Your body won’t be able to repair and refresh itself with a lack of sleep, so it’s crucial that you aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
Wash your hands and clean your nostrils: Do not let bacteria linger, even when you don’t feel like things are dirty. Use a Neti Pot or a saline solution to flush out your system, and always antibacterial soap.
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