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Improving Immune System and Wellness by Making Good Choices

Written By Duluth Injury & Rehab Center on April 30, 2020

Improve Immune SystemEven though the COVID-19 curve seems to be flattening a bit, people are still worried about the spread of this virus.  

Thankfully, there are smart, easy wellness steps you can take to improve your immune system and reduce your risk of getting sick. 

5 Smart Ways to Boost Immune Health and Overall Wellness

Ready to take your health to the next level? Follow these steps for improved wellness

1. Reduce Stress

Stress hormones can cause an inflammatory reaction in your body. If this is ongoing, it can lead to lowered immune response

Find ways to reduce stress like: 

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Walks in nature
  • Listening to relaxing music or nature sounds
  • Getting an emotional support pet
  • Talking to a counselor 

2. Exercise Regularly 

Dr. Joseph Hans is a big proponent of physical fitness. Besides being a chiropractor, he’s a personal trainer and bodybuilder. Dr. Hans wants you to know how vital exercise is to your overall health and wellness. With regular exercise, you can: 

  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce your risk of diseases
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Lose weight
  • Prevent certain accidents and injuries

3. Eat a Nutrient-Dense Diet

When you don’t feed your body the vitamins and minerals it needs, your immune system suffers. The nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables are essential immune system building blocks that will help protect you from diseases. 

4. Wash Your Hands and Wear Protective Gear

Washing your hands is always a good practice. Now more than ever, though, it’s necessary to reduce your risk of diseases. Wash for 20-30 seconds at a time. And follow the CDC guidelines to wear protective face coverings during the pandemic. 

5. Get Plenty of Sleep

Your body needs sleep to repair itself. If you don’t get enough sleep, your entire body suffers, including your immune system. Every night, try to get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. 

How Duluth Chiropractic Care Supports Immune Health

Keeping your spine properly aligned is another step you can take to boost your immune health. Chiropractic adjustments keep the blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid flowing, helping them eliminate toxins and carry vital nutrients throughout your body.

Besides the tips above, talk to your Duluth chiropractor about incorporating regular chiropractic care into your health and wellness program. 

Are you ready to take action and improve your health? Contact us at 770-738-4290 to schedule a wellness exam.

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