It’s the time of year in the northern hemisphere when immune health is critical. If you’ve let your guard down over the warm summer months, it’s time to bolster your defense against the season of sniffles. Now, boosting your immune system is easier said than done, but developing habits that support a healthy immune system is an excellent baseline for good health.
Make sure to get enough Vitamin D
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep your bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to complications like muscle weakness, fatigue, depression, and pain.
Exposure to sunlight, certain foods, and supplements can help you get the vitamin D you need. The sunlight is especially important since seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression is brought on by lack of sunlight during the shorter days. These changes to exposure and sleep patterns can even lead to the suppression of melatonin production. According to the U.S. Department of Health, taking supplemental vitamin D in the winter months is a good start in treating seasonal affective disorder.
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Prioritize your sleep
Our immune systems restore and replenish while we are sleeping. Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep every night to meet their needs. Having a regular sleep schedule and bedtime that doesn’t change is a great way to prioritize health over the winter months. Reducing stress is also helpful to get the sleep you need. Avoid phone time in the evenings, try to limit your social media and news intake, and try meditation or yoga once per day to help manage your stress and help your body relax before bedtime.
Exercise a half hour per day
Physical activity helps our immune cells activate. Moderate exercise like walking, yoga, or dancing helps keep your immune system at its best. According to Harvard Health, exercising over the winter months helps protect you against illnesses and boosts your immunity. Those who get at least three hours of moderate activity throughout their day are 35% less likely to catch an illness.
Drink enough water
Getting enough water helps your body perform two critical functions. One, it helps carry oxygen to your cells and, two, it flushes bacteria and toxins out. When you keep your body well-hydrated, you’re more likely to remain healthy throughout the winter. Consuming at least eight to ten glasses of water daily is a great way to prioritize your immune health.
Eat nourishing foods at every meal
Quality food sources are vital during this vulnerable time of year. Sticking to seasonal produce whenever possible helps address the balance you’ll need to stay healthy. Nature provides the foods required for proper nourishment throughout the season. Foods with roots like squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, ginger, and beats keep things hearty, while oily foods like eggs, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and fish bring moisture to your diet to combat any dryness. Stews are exceptionally healthy because they have a liquid broth which helps keep you hydrated. Bell peppers, citrus fruits, and mushrooms have a high concentration of Vitamin C and antimicrobial properties full of minerals.
Look after your gut health
Healthy gut flora helps support a healthy immune system and overall well-being. Numerous studies over the last two decades have shown links between gut health and the immune system. The gut microbiome refers to the microorganisms that live in your intestines—around 300 to 500 different species of bacteria can live in your gut. Filling your diet with greek yogurt, sauerkraut, and kombucha are good ways to maintain gut health. Adding a probiotic to your diet can help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria.
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Use supplements to fill in the gaps
A multivitamin is shown to help boost your immune system year-round but is especially helpful in the winter. Increased zinc consumption helps fight off respiratory viruses, while vitamins C, D, and b12 are helpful when you’re not feeling your best.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.