Cold and Flu Season is in full swing. Taking proper measures now will help ensure that you can enjoy the upcoming holiday season with your family while at your best!
Quality Sleep is critical for good health. Three nights of low sleep quality can weaken your immune system by 60%. Adults should aim to get at least 7 hours of quality sleep a night.
The stress hormone cortisol can change immune system responses. With the busy lives we lead stress plays a huge factor in our overall wellness. Schedule a night out with friends, turn the screens off and have a game night with family, take in a sporting event or simply dance around your house with your kids. Whatever brings you joy, make sure to schedule some time for that!
Move your Body
The chilly weather is the perfect time to curl up by the fire with a hot chocolate and a good book. Before you do that though make sure to schedule some time to MOVE YOUR BODY. Take a brisk walk and smell the Autumn air, hit the gym, join a yoga class, dance with your kids, etc….Studies have shown that regular moderate exercise results in fewer infections of the respiratory system and more.
Healthy Diet & Vitamin D
A healthy diet full of veggies, fruit, eggs, whole grains, and protein as well as food rich in Vitamin D is an essential part of whole body wellness. There is a link between Vitamin D deficiency and weakened immune system. We don’t get enough sunlight in a day to meet our daily needs, so it is crucial that we get it from foods and high quality supplements.
Come in and see Dr. Owen
The most effective way to have a fully functioning immune system is a comprehensive approach that involves, proper sleep, exercise, stress management, proper diet and nutritional supplementation and regular chiropractic care.
Everyone is in agreement that the key to fighting a cold or flu is a healthy immune system. There is no pill you can pop to achieve a healthy immune system, it can only come from a fully functioning nervous system. Regular chiropractic care can help lead to a fully functioning nervous system.