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Daily Tips for Immune Health to Sustain You Through Fall and Winter

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

It's that time of year again when we start to spend most of our time indoors. For many of us, autumn and winter are our favorite times of the year. But as the weather changes, so do our daily routines. We start spending more time indoors, which can lead to a decrease in immune health. After staying couped inside for so many months of covid, our bodies are being exposed to all the germs this winter. Unfortunately, flu season is already upon us!

But, there's GREAT news! There are some simple things you can do build and support your immune system throughout the next few months.

We know it's hard to stay up to date with all the information out there and all the ways you can supplement natural tips. We've listed a few options to help you get jumpstarted on your immune boosting journey!

Exercise daily

While there's no need to do intense gym workouts daily, getting movement into each day helps keep your immune system strong. Exercise increases immune function and also promotes better sleep at night. Even if you just take a walk every day, you'll be doing your part to keep your immune system strong. Ten minutes of walking daily can not only boost your immune system but help clear your mind and reduce stress! Even when it's cold, shoot for 7,500 steps!

Drink Up

Don't forget to hydrate well. During the cooler months while the heat is blowing, it's easy to get low on water intake. Ditch the sugary drinks and caffiene and fill up on water. Don't forget the electrolytes which help with fueling your cells with proper sodium and helping to keep the water you do drink on the inside of the cell! You want to shoot for 1/2 of our your body weight in ounces!!

Supplement Facts: Try one of our delicious LMNT electrolyte enhancers in five flavors. They help provide the missing electrolytes our bodies need and keep us from running to the restroom so frequently! Sodium keeps that water inside the cells!

Bask in the sunshine

Most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, even those who live in more sunlit parts of the country! Sunlight is vital for our overall health and well-being. It helps our bodies produce vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and a healthy immune system. In addition, sunlight exposure can help to improve our mood and energy levels.

Supplement Facts: Try our Nordic Naturals Vitamin D supplement to help boost your levels. Most Americans still require supplementation to get their levels in a therapeutic range!

Stop stressing

Stress weakens the immune system. By engaging in meditation, exercise, spending time with loved ones, or even participating in hobbies you enjoy, you can bust stress and feel more relaxed. This will go a long way to helping your immune system stay strong. Did you know, a 20 second hug can decrease your stress and increase oxytocin- your love hormone! Give someone a hug today!

Balance your plate

Healthy foods are the way to a robust immune system. Every different colored fruit and vegetable has different vitamins and minerals to support your system so get many different colors. Isn't God brilliant in his creation!?! With every meal, sneak more fresh produce in. Slide lettuce and tomatoes onto your sandwiches, throw berries on top of your Greek yogurt, snack on apple slices with peanut butter, and blend carrots, spinach, onions, and more into your pasta sauce to take in more nutrition each day. To increase your immunity, stay away from foods that are high in carbs and sugar as this feeds disease! Stick to lean proteins and low carb veggies to fuel your body, your mind and your immunity!

Supplement Facts: Need some smarter and healthier options for snacking? Try one or our delicious low carb protein bars or snacks with 12-15 grams of protein.

Keep your gut healthy

Along with fresh and wholesome foods, you should eat things that nourish the good bacteria in your gut. Yogurt, kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut are some fermented foods that fuel your gut with beneficial probiotics. As your immune system is mostly in your digestive system, keeping your stomach healthy is a great way to keep on top of your immune health. But many people hav difficulty introducing probiotics to their diet. Working with a coach can you adjust easier to adding these important nutrients in your diet both naturally and with supplmentation.

Supplement Facts: Try one our Nordic Naturals Probiotic blends. Daily, Comfort or Womens. Each blend is specifically formulated to help the gut. Your choice depends on your symptoms and your goals!

Sleep well

Most people know they should get a good night's sleep to stay healthy, but not everyone realizes just how vital sleep is for the immune system. During sleep, the body produces essential chemicals that help to fight off infection. In addition, sleep helps to reduce stress levels, which can also weaken the immune system. For these reasons, getting enough sleep every night is essential to keep the immune system strong. There are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure that you get a good night's sleep, such as avoiding caffeine and screens before bed and creating a relaxing bedtime routine. These steps can help keep your immune system strong and protect you from illness.

Don't overwhelm yourself by making these changes all in one day. Instead, start pivoting your behaviors to follow these tips. In doing so, you'll feel better than ever and have the energy and stamina needed to truly enjoy the best of life.

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