You might not know this, but you have a personal superpower that's helping your body stay strong and healthy as we speak. And that personal superpower I'm talking about is your immune system. On our quest to stay healthy and prevent diseases, it’s crucial to keep your immune system up and running. To nurture it. To boost it. Because it’s your most important internal defense.
There are many factors that influence your immune system, but science has shown that there are four key habits that have a significant impact. I bet one or two of them might actually surprise you.
Habit #1 - Physical exercise
What does the science say? A little bit of daily exercise jumpstarts your blood circulation, which is very important for your immune system. The key here is daily exercise and not long exercise sessions. Your immune system benefits much from short daily session than running a marathon once a week.
Habit #2 - Keeping your mind healthy
That’s right, everyone. Stress and worries have an impact on your immune system. For example, studies have shown that people who are in unhealthy relationships or suffer burnout, tend to get sick more often. Your mental health has a direct impact on your physical health.
So it’s important to make an effort to de-stress.
Keep your relationships healthy, be kind to each other, be mindful, and cope with your worries.
Habit #3 - Eating right
Now more than ever, we need to pay attention to what we eat. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. It’s not a secret that a balanced diet is key for that.
Research has shown that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is ideal. Saturated fats, sugars, and red meats on the other hand are not.
Maybe i’m stating the obvious here, but alcohol should only be consumed in moderation.
Habit #4 - Getting quality sleep
If you think about it, this one isn’t really a surpise.
But many of us don’t really take sleep into consideration when it comes to our overall health. At the same time, so many of us struggle with sleep disorders like insomnia.
We need to change that.
We all need to take our sleep quality seriously because we now know that it has a big impact on our mental and physical health. And you guessed it, it massively strength of our immune system.
A quick recap
Your immune system is your superpower to stay strong and healthy. There are 4 very simple but important habits that you can focus on.
- Regular physical activity
- Keeping your mind healthy
- Eating right
- Getting quality sleep
As always, it’s all about balance.
Make a healthy effort to keep these 4 habits in check and you’re well on your way to super charging your super powers.