Anytime you find yourself traveling and visiting relatives and friends, is an essential time to boost the immune system, not only for yourself but for the whole family.
While there’s no magic “healthy pill,” there are natural and effective ways to raise your health levels a notch. Below is our top holistic health tips for staying healthy and naturally boosting the immune system.
Remember that one of the best things you can do to increase your body’s natural defenses, especially during this time of the year, is to book an acupuncture appointment at Modern Acupuncture. Follow these simple lifestyle solutions to help protect yourself and your family from stress and bolster your immune system.
Overall choosing whole, unprocessed, organic foods can heal and prevent common health conditions for the entire family.
Adding Vitamin C-rich foods also provides an additional boost for the immune system. Foods such as oranges, kiwis, cantaloupe, and even broccoli can add substantial Vitamin C to your diet naturally and deliciously.
Don't forget the garlic! Allicin, a compound in garlic, is well-known for its ability to boost the immune system. Garlic is an age-old immune booster that has stood the test of time. Eating raw garlic, or roasting garlic with your meals is a natural way to keep the family's defenses strong.
Living under constant low-grade stress causes the body to produce too much cortisol, the stress hormone. High levels of this stress hormone, over long periods, lower natural defenses to the cold and flu.
Meditation is a proven, age-old practice that lowers your heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels. Spending ten minutes doing a guided meditation, or simply sitting quietly and focusing on your breath can have profound effects. This simple practice is for the whole family and can have many wide-ranging benefits.
Sleep is essential and you need seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night to fight off infection. Prioritize sleep if you want to recover from the stress of daily life, and boost your natural defenses. Getting consistent, high-quality sleep is easier said than done. We highly recommend implementing a consistent night routine, by ditching the computer, phone and TV screen an hour before bed. Pick up your favorite book, meditate or just spend some quality time with loved ones before heading to bed. Quality sleep is truly the best way to recover and prevent persistent health issues.
Following these simple steps can naturally and effectively boost your defenses when spending quality time with family and friends. These proven lifestyle tips can help the entire family this season and throughout the year.
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.
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