As the winter months approach, it is a good time to find ways you can begin supporting your immune system to help fight off those cold weather illnesses and stay well! It can be difficult to strike a balance when helping your immune system to do its job. However, with these diet and lifestyle changes you will be well on your way to building up your immunity.
An important part of enhancing your body’s defences is ensuring to add an element of exercise into your daily routine. Whether that be a half an hour dog walk, a yoga session in the evening or a gym class! Any form of physical activity has been proven to contribute to the efficiency of your immune system by promoting blood circulation.
Whilst adding exercise into your daily routine is vitally important, it is equally paramount to support bone health and the connective tissue in your body during physical activity. Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric which has been used for many years to fight inflammation. By taking Bioglan Active Curcumin you will be supporting your bone health whilst actively assisting your immune functions.
Sleep is very closely linked to immunity as well as being essential to the health of your body. In a study of 164 healthy adults, those who slept fewer than 6 hours each night were more likely to catch a cold than those who slept 6 hours or more each night.
Adults should aim for at least 7 hours of sleep each night, to help strengthen your immune system.
There are particular foods that are good for your gut health and digestive system, which ultimately optimise your immunity – whole plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and nuts contain antioxidants helping to decrease inflammation. As well as reducing inflammation, fruits and vegetables are rich in Vitamin C which has been proven to provide immune support.
An additional source of immune support is Vitamin D, which can be found in foods such as tuna, salmon and sardines. However, NHS Guidelines advises everyone to consider taking a Vitamin D Supplement during the autumn and winter months. Bioglan Vitamin D3 VitaGummies are a delicious, convenient way of ensuring you get enough Vitamin D with 1000IU of Vitamin D3 per gummy.
We all know water is essential for the human body but after your 7 hours of sleep each night, your body becomes dehydrated! It is recommended to drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning, following this with at least 6 to 8 cups of fluid every day to support your blood stream in transporting fluid, nutrients and important communication signals to organs.
Take Care of Your Gut
According to The Well, 70% of your immune systems functionality is regulated in your gut, where trillions of bacteria live. Support your tummy against the battle of good and bad bacteria with the Bioglan Biotic Balance Range which is formulated with high quality live cultures to help support your immune system balance the two types of bacteria.