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5 Strategies to Strengthen Your Immune System Wellness

Written By Big Bend Chiropractic on May 21, 2020

rsz exerciseThe COVID-19 pandemic has led millions of people around the world to take a closer look at their immune system wellness. 

Truth be told, you can’t “boost” your immune system – and you wouldn’t necessarily want to. An overactive immune system is the culprit behind several autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. 

However, you can and should take steps to strengthen your immune system through lifestyle choices. The choices you make on a daily basis have a huge impact on your body’s ability to fight infections.

How to Improve Your Immune System Wellness Through Healthy Choices

Your immune system doesn’t live in one central location: It’s present in cells throughout every organ in your body from your lymph nodes to your gut. That’s why it’s so important to live a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.

  1. Avoid Alcohol and Don’t Smoke

Regular alcohol consumption and smoking both repress production of vital immune system cells.

  1. Make Time for Physical Activity Every Day

Regular exercise encourages immune function and reduces stress. Plus, cardiovascular activities can improve your lung capacity and blood oxygen levels so if you get sick, it might not be as severe.

  1. Take Measures to Reduce Stress

Chronic stress and heightened cortisol levels can decimate immune function.

  1. Eat Antioxidant Rich Fruits and Veggies

Dark green veggies and dark blue or red berries are loaded with special flavonoids, nutrients, and antioxidants to strengthen your immune cells.

  1. Practice Good Sleep Hygiene 

Sleep deprivation increases your chances of getting an infection and reduces your ability to fight it.

Build a Healthy Lifestyle in Tallahassee Today

Bind Bend Chiropractic in Tallahassee is fully equipped with therapeutic methods and tools to help you improve your musculoskeletal system health. Your central nervous system lives inside your spine. Encouraging a healthy spine through gentle adjustments and massage is key to reducing pain and repelling stress.

Dr. Mike has over 20 years of experience helping patients in his community improve their lives through 100% natural and non-invasive chiropractic care. 

Looking for a drug-free way to reduce stress? Schedule an appointment at Big Bend Chiropractic in Tallahassee by calling 850-668-4200.

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