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The Value of a Strong Immune System

With cold and flu season in full effect, you may feel like avoiding illness is nearly impossible this time of year. However, with the proper precautions, you can boost your immune system, avoiding certain bugs and decreasing the effects of others.

To keep your immune system strong, consider the following options:

Eat Right

By taking the time to eat organic fresh fruits and vegetables regularly – 5 to 8 servings daily – your body is more likely to have the tools to fight inflammation and disease. When eating the proper foods is not a possibility, consider supplements that are designed to lower acidity, decrease inflammation and increase overall immunities. Other supplements to consider include multivitamins and omega 3 fatty acid supplements.

Consistent Chiropractic Care

Regular chiropractic adjustments keep your spine in its optimal position, which affects overall health and wellbeing; this includes an increased immune system. Because the nervous and immune systems are linked, an adjusted, aligned spine leads to a stronger immune system. Check with your chiropractor for a schedule that is optimal for your health, in many cases, weekly adjustments are recommended.

Exercise

Regular exercise isn’t just for cardio and muscular endurance and strength; it’s so much more. In fact, it’s directly linked to a stronger immune system.

By taking the time to exercise regularly – 3 to 6 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes a day – increases immune system capabilities while reducing stress and negativity.

Sleep

Studies have proven time and time again that individuals who get enough sleep respond with more strength to viruses and illnesses than those who do not. Adults should aim for 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. If you wake feeling tired, chances are you are not getting enough sleep, which could weaken your immune system response to illness.

Ready to avoid illness and strengthen your immune system this season? Contact LeVan Chiropractic today. We’ll work with you to create a plan that leads to maximum wellness and fits your needs and schedule. Schedule a consultation today!