Boost your Immune System

You’ve heard people who get sick all the time say: “I just have a weak immune system.” There’s usually a reason for that! How we react to bugs that float around has a lot to do how we are treating our bodies and what we are putting into them.  No one likes being sick, so check out these 5 easy ways you can boost your immune system naturally.

#1. Exercise. Getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily gives your immune system a huge boost! Not only do you get blood flowing, you also sweat out lots of toxins you’ve been building up all day. You don’t need to go overboard to get the benefits of exercise. Simply walking your dog, a light jog, a yoga practice, or stretch protocols will give you tremendous benefits!

#2. Drink Water. Water helps you filter out waste products in your body. Bonus: the more water you drink, the less likely you are to drink another soda!

#3. Regular chiropractic adjustments. A review of the literature finds that chiropractic adjustments boost the immune system. People who seek regular wellness treatments are generally not as sick and have better immune function.

#4. Laugh! Laughter can help boost the immune system, increase pain tolerance, reduce the levels of stress hormones in the body, enhance mood and creativity, and lower blood pressure

#5. Sleep. Make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep nightly. Research shows that those who have a regular sleep schedule have better immune systems overall. Sleeping allows your body to reset and recover.

Try implementing these 5 easy steps into your life and pay attention the next time the office cold makes its round. You’ll be feeling fine and not have to waste your vacation time for a sick day!