Strengthen Your Immune System and Protect Your Health During Flu Season
Do you dread the winter months?
Many people do, partly because of the cold conditions, and partly because it’s cold and flu season. People are even more concerned this year due to the current pandemic.
Fortunately, you can take steps now to build up your immune system before the flu season officially hits.
4 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System During the Upcoming Cold and Flu Season
When it comes to boosting your immune response, you have quite a few options, most of which are lifestyle changes. Quit smoking, maintain a healthy weight, wash your hands, wear a mask, and drink alcohol in moderation. The tips below are those that will not only help avoid infection during cold and flu season, but they’ll keep you feeling healthy and energized all year long.
1. Eat a Nutrient-Dense Diet
Nutrient deficiencies can lead to lowered immune response. Eat a nutrient-dense diet, rich in vitamins and minerals, such as:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Nuts and seeds
- Beans and legumes
Don’t forget to drink water, at least eight to ten glasses per day is optimal. Also, reduce your intake of highly processed, sugar-loaded foods, which can increase inflammation and lower immune health.
2. Get Plenty of Exercise
Your Duluth chiropractor is all about exercise and fitness because of how well a strong body can keep you healthy. Dr. Hans can recommend a fitness routine that will fit your needs and take into consideration your body’s strengths and limitations.
3. Spend Time in Nature
Fresh air and sunshine can increase energy, as well as Vitamin D levels, an important immune booster.
4. Find Ways to Reduce Stress
Stress hormones can cause inflammation, which, in turn, can lower immune health. Practice meditation, write in a journal, or talk to a therapist to lower your stress levels.
How Your Duluth Chiropractor Can You Help Boost Immune Health
Dr. Joseph Hans has been passionate about health and fitness his entire life. He does all he can to stay physically fit and he wants to help you do the same. With regular visits to your Duluth chiropractor, you can learn about ways to reduce your risk of getting sick while receiving treatment that will reduce pain and help you feel (and look) your best.
Ready to strengthen your immune system before flu season hits? Contact us at 770-738-9867 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hans. Serving residents of Norcross, Lawrenceville, Atlanta, Suwanee, & Lilburn.