Ways To Boost Your Immune System
For most students around the metro area, school will back in session within just a few shorts weeks. During these times of high anxiety and moments of rushing around to get everything in order, keeping your immune system in check is more vital. Your immune system is responsible for battling bacterial and viral infections, thus; if it’s overly strained it can’t operate properly. That’s precisely why our Edmond chiropractor has developed this list of back to school immune system boosting tips.
1.) Adjustments: Chiropractic care uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Getting chiropractic adjustments can help your body to naturally fight against the flu and other illnesses.
2.) Exercise: Cardiovascular exercise is one of the best ways to flush out bacteria, increase white blood cell circulation, and reduce the stress-related hormones.
3.) Lemon: Due to its high vitamin C and antioxidant content lemon can help you get over illnesses quicker. Squeezing a little lemon juice in your water or tea can help your body find balance.
4.) Hygiene: Remember to wash your hands after every visit to the restroom, as well as before and after every meal. Doing so will limit your exposure to any harmful pathogens.
5.) Sleep: Create a healthy sleep pattern for yourself. Try to to stick to the same bedtime and wake-up times as much as possible, because lack of sleep can open the flood gate for all kinds of infections and weaken the immune system.
Even the healthiest people can feel the strain of starting a new school semester, but if you follow these guidelines you’ll be one step closer to a stronger immune system. In addition to these 5 immune system boosting tips, our Edmond chiropractor would recommend avoiding alcohol, cigarettes, sugary foods, and stressful situations. All of these factors can cause inflammation in the body and prevent you from healing if you do become ill. If you find yourself feeling stiff (whether it be from muscle pain, nerves, or bones) and none of the preventative measure have helped, our Edmond chiropractor and massage therapists are here to help!
Give us a call @ 405-285-7325 to schedule your next massage or chiropractic adjustment!