Each season, usually winter and spring we hear from people who are complaining of colds and flu-like symptoms. They ask what they should be doing around exercising when feeling like this. If you don’t think anything can be done to prevent colds and flu in the first place, think again.
Most people take their bodies for granted. They push themselves every day with little or no regard for their health, and before they know it, they’re exhausted, stressed, and getting closer to illness.
If you want to keep illness at bay, you need to respect your immune system. The immune system is our primary defence system for our bodies. It is made up of cells, tissues and organs. Pushing your body by overworking it and limiting of vital nutrients, lowers its ability to keep you healthy and strong. As your body’s defences weaken, you leave yourself wide open to infections and illness.
The way that we help our clients to steer away from anything like this, is by respecting areas such as nutrition quality and quantity, sleep, stress and by also taking time to relax.
Here are some key tips to help you keep on top of your immune system.
- Drink at least 2 litres of water per day
- Have a protein source with every meal
- Eat a wide range of vegetables with at least 3 meals per day
- Focus on getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night
- Exercise for at least 30 to 45 minutes 3 or 4 times per week whether home or at the gym
- Use a multivitamin supplement
Would you like to know how we help keep our clients in shape, strong and healthy?
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