Did you know working up a sweat does more than build muscle and cardiovascular endurance?
Daily exercise can also help strengthen your immune system and make your body more resilient. While boosting your immune system is always easier said than done, we’ve collected a few helpful natural ways to increase your bodies immunity.
Be conscious of what you’re putting into your body. Any kind of nutritional deficiency may lead to more frequent illnesses. Fruits and veggies should be at the forefront of your diet. These whole plant foods have antioxidants that help fight against free radicals.
Additionally, make sure to choose fats carefully. Healthy fats can decrease inflammation and increase your immune system.
Stress increases the body’s production of cortisol and adrenaline, hormones that lower immune response. Meditation and ample sleep can help block the release of these stress hormones and in return increase immune function.
Regular, moderate exercise can boost several aspects of your body’s self-defense system. Physical activity strengthens your cardiovascular system as well as improves mood and reduces stress.
Here at ZULU we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to stay properly hydrated. Set reminders on your phone or watch to grab a glass of water at two hour intervals throughout the day. Want to know how much water you should be drinking in a day? Check out our hydration calculator which will help you calculate the correct amount for your body type.