Maintain Wellness and Improve Immune Health By Making Good Choices
During the current climate, more people than ever are worried about their health and wellness and are looking for ways to boost their immune system.
Thankfully, there are some easy ways for you to do this – and the Anchorage Spinal Care team can help.
7 Steps to Boost Immune Health and Wellness
Here are a few important steps you can take to improve your immune function and boost your overall health and wellness.
1. Reduce Stress
Stress and the hormones released because of it cause inflammation. That, in turn, lowers immune response and can make it harder to fight illness and disease.
2. Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is essential for a healthy immune system. Try to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
3. Exercise Regularly
Daily movement can help reduce stress. It might also:
- Help flush out bacteria and viruses from your body, particularly your lungs
- Cause white blood cells – a vital part of the immune system – to circulate more rapidly, allowing them to detect pathogens more quickly
- Raise your body temperature enough to help fight off bacteria
4. Eat a Nutrient-Dense Diet
The vitamins and minerals in fresh fruits and vegetables keep your body healthy and strong enough to fend off some diseases.
5. Take Steps to Avoid Infections
Handwashing has never been more important. Wash your hands often for 20-30 seconds. Wear a mask whenever you’re out as long as it’s recommended by the CDC.
6. Avoid Tobacco Products
Besides containing over 70 known cancer-causing chemicals, tobacco products harm every part of your body, including the immune system. Smoking can also lead to a build-up of mucus in the lungs, making it an ideal breeding ground for pathogens.
7. Limit Alcohol
Alcohol weakens the immune system, allows bacteria to grow in your gut, and causes an inflammatory reaction throughout the body. All of that makes it difficult for your immune system to function well.
Turn to Anchorage Spinal Care for Health and Wellness Guidance
The wellness team at Anchorage Spinal Care wants to help you achieve optimal health. To assist you with this, they offer a variety of services, including medical weight loss and massage therapy. They also offer treatments to overcome pain, the management of which is vital for health improvement.
Ready to take your health to the next level? Contact our team at 907-333-6525 to schedule a consultation to discuss your health and wellness needs.