It's that time of year again. The time of year where sniffles, snot, and sneezes are all too prominent. Fall time is known as flu time. While the temperature is dropping, fevers are spiking. Don't get stuck in the same rut as last year; feeling tired and queasy. Most people seem to think that getting sick is inevitable this time of year, but it doesn't have to be. There are many ways you can help your body fight off the bacteria and viruses associated with not only the fall flu but illness' all year long.
Your immune and nervous system are the two biggest players in this game. Everyone knows the immune system helps to fight off infection and illness, but what about your nervous system? The nervous system is basically the wiring in your body. It provides communication form your brain to your heart, eyes, lungs, and so much more. It's also in charge of regulating every organ, cell, and tissue in your body. If either of these two systems aren't working correctly, you're much more susceptible to the latest bug floating around. Given enough exposure, it's bound to happen.
Want to help yourself stay healthy? Or maybe you need a little help fighting off a bug you've already caught! The best thing you can do is visit your Chiropractor! A Chiropractic adjustment removes interference from your nervous system allowing it to function better, fight off illness, and heal quicker. This means you get sick less often and for less time.
Along with Chiropractic, there are endless things you can do to stay healthy all year round! Here are a few other simple ways to boost your immune system:
Drink up! Your body is made of almost 70% water and if you're not drinking enough you aren't functioning well. You should drink half your body weight in water every day. It helps your body to thrive and keeps things running smoothly.
While you sleep your body repairs. To ensure your body has adequate time to help you repair you need sleep. This means a full night's rest with little to no waking. Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Try to eliminate screen time for a full hour before bed. This means no phone, TV, or computers. This will help your brain wind-down and get into sleep mode for better rest.
Get your blood pumping! This doesn't mean you have to hit the gym. A nightly stroll or an evening raking leaves all count. The idea is to get moving; Making it enjoyable helps you do it often.
Consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables will provide your body with all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to build, repair, and maintain a healthy body. If you're not consuming vitamins and minerals you're bound to be deficient and more vulnerable to illness.
If you aren't getting enough fruits and veggies, adding quality vitamins can give your body the nutrition it needs. Don't just pick up any vitamin with a fancy name or big price tag. Choose quality, wholesome vitamins. The best vitamins are made from whole-foods, are organic and don't utilize mega-dosing (over 100% of your daily value in one serving).
Get Some Fresh Air
Fresh air cleans your lungs, sharpens your mind, improves your heart rate and blood pressure, and of course provides oxygen to your body. Weather it's a stroll through the woods or just cracking the window while you're held up on the couch, you will feel the difference!