A strong immune system is your best bet for good health. Now, more than ever, it’s important to follow best practices to boost your immune system. Here’s what you can do to optimize your internal defenses and bolster your immunity.
Our Top Tips for Staying Healthy to Strengthen Your Immune System
Are you working from home instead of heading to the office? If your getting-ready routine and daily commute have been eliminated due to current work-from-home measures, you may find that you have an extra hour or more of free time each day. Use that time to log extra Zs. Getting plenty of sleep is the best way to support your body’s natural immune response and stay on top of your health.
The gym may be closed, but the outdoors is still open—and fresh air is good for your health. Go for a run, walk, or bike ride outside. If you’re stuck indoors, you can still exercise with home gym equipment or by following streaming workout classes. Need some tips? Check out our BlenderBottle trainer team videos.
Keep calm and carry on in good health. Stress management is another critical step in maintaining a strong immune system. Despite these difficult times, try your best to reduce mental and emotional stress. Try practicing meditation or yoga, or take a break from the news in favor of reading a good book.
Proper hydration is essential for a strong immune system. You may be less active than usual right now, due to staying home and social distancing, but you still need to stay hydrated—in fact, more so now than ever. Your body relies on hydration and movement to help its systems run smoothly and eliminate toxins, and if your physical activity is limited, better hydration can help. The BlenderBottle® Koda water jug holds 2.2 liters of fluids and is a great way to gauge how much water you drink each day.
Eat Plenty of Produce
Fresh produce is your immune system’s best friend, supplying valuable antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber. Now’s the time to test that new salad recipe, make a big pot of vegetable soup, and meal prep plenty of fresh produce for healthy snacks.
Drink Protein Shakes
Protein shakes can be an important tool in boosting your immune system. Protein-rich and probiotic-rich foods are both recommended for better immune health. Try one of our protein shake recipes enhanced with Greek yogurt to your daily routine, mixed smooth in a BlenderBottle® shaker.
Allergy season is in full swing, and whether you realize it or not, seasonal allergies can impact your immune system. It’s well worth being aware of how allergies can affect you and what you can do when they hit. The experts at GoHealth Urgent Care provide five tips for surviving seasonal allergies to keep you feeling your best.
Practice Healthy Hygiene
By now, your hands are probably dried out from all the excess hand washing! But don’t stop—because steering clear of germs is one of your best defenses in staying healthy. Also pay attention to touchpoints in your day-to-day life (for example, your cell phone) that may require extra cleaning. And by all means, keep water bottles and protein shakers covered when not in use. The built-in SpoutGuard™ on BlenderBottle® Pro Series shakers helps keep germs at bay by keeping fingers off the drinking surface.