|There are a number of ways to support your immune system, you may not have control over the presence of virus but you can make changes that will support your over all health and well-being. |
Research shows that, in the short term, exercise can help the immune system find and deal with pathogens and in the long term, regular exercise slows down changes that happen to the immune system with ageing, therefore reducing the risk of infections. It doesn’t have to be too taxing, a walk or some gentle exercise, in fact research has shown that athletes can actually compromise their immune system through extensive training.
Social engagement is associated with a stronger immune system, especially for older adults. This means that you are better able to fight off colds, the flu and even some types of cancer. Even in these strange times it is important to make sure you are finding ways to maintain human contact!
Sleep plays an important role. While more sleep won’t necessarily prevent you from getting sick, skimping on it could adversely affect your immune system, leaving you susceptible to illness. Talk to us for help with sleep. We have lots of tips and ideas to help you get a good nights sleep.
Eat a rainbow of food and keep sugary treats and processed foods to a minimum, or cut them out all together. Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks, replace with plenty of water especially if you drink caffeinated drinks. A variety of foods will help make sure you are getting the nutrients your body needs. Sugar actually inhibits the absorption nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Calcium and Chromium.
Find ways to relax and de-stress, Psychologists in the field of “psychoneuroimmunology” have shown that state of mind affects one’s state of health. I think we have all experienced illness when we have felt stressed or down. Managing the stress that is part of our everyday life and spending time each day taking care of our mental health is paramount. Make the time for yourself and find what works for you, a hobby, meditation, exercise, practising gratefulness, talking with a friend. Your health depends on it!
For help and advice on any of these topics talk to us in store, call 01302 719917 or visit our website at www.bawtrynaturalhealth.co.uk
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Viridian’s vitamin D has recently been used by the University of Surrey to discover if supplementation could improve vitamin D levels, 100% of participants taking the vitamin D had good levels in their body. More than 80% of hospital patients with Covid-19 lack vitamin D, which is among vitamins linked to fewer respiratory complaints. New research published by the University of Cantabria last week found that 82.2% of 216 coronavirus patients tested at Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecill were deficient in vitamin D.
Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. We have included Viridian’s vitamin C extra because it also has a blend of essential fatty acids the research has shown increases absorption of the vitamin C, higher levels of vitamin C are found in the blood using this natural addition. Just 39.99 for a month and 99.99 for 3 months this package includes great savings and is a great investment in your health!