Feeling under the weather? Wanting to make sure you’re doing what you can to keep yourself – and the fam – healthy this winter? Try these 5 natural ways to keep your immune system boosted!
- Add Flu-Fighting Foods To Your Meals
Get to know which ingredients are powerhouses and make sure you include them as snacks or in your meals. Great immune-boosting ingredients include: ginger, garlic, broccoli, citrus, spinach, blueberries, tomatoes and green tea.
What does this look like practically? Include blueberries and spinach in your smoothies (or try this berry-rich recipe), have cups of green tea with lemon, make a dish for dinner that includes garlic-roasted tomatoes and broccoli to your meals
- Juice It Up
Start your day with a powwow of nutrients with a freshly pressed juice shots, including ingredients like ginger, lemon or orange, beetroot, carrot, apple, celery and, if you’re okay to spice it up: cayenne pepper.
3. Sleep Better!
Good quality sleep means a higher functioning immune system. Set yourself up for sleep success by creating a healthy sleep routine, limiting light, noise and stimulants like caffeine and or and alcohol. Include downtime, introduce relaxing activities such as reading and drink calming teas, like chamomile.
4. Exercise Regularly
Boost your immune system with movement! Try these great home workouts for free!
5. Minimise Stress
Stress is an immunity zapper. Take responsibility for your health by setting yourself up success with these easy hacks: set aside five minutes to get up from your desk and walk around the office every couple of hours; listen to calming music while you work; reduce caffeine and increase water intake, journal thoughts in your lunch break or listen to calming, quick meditations and remember to relax your shoulders and take deep breaths.