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Whilst food is important to boost immunity, it is not the only answer!

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

Of course, having a healthy diet is key to supporting your immunity, but there are also other key factors to consider when working on boosting your immunity. Here are five fun and simple top tips …. All of them backed by research.




Prioritise your Sleep Although the exact amount of sleep you need is highly individual, it is recommended that most adults should aim for between 7 – 8 hours each night. When you are sleeping your body cells are working extremely hard to repair and regenerate themselves as well as fighting off inflammation and infection. More on this important subject in future posts.

Stress Management There is a wealth of research that links stress levels with immune function. When we experience stress, our bodies release stress hormones such as adrenaline, dopamine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. These stress hormones then inhibit the production of lymphocytes, the important white blood cells needed to help fight off harmful viruses and bacteria. If you are experiencing high stress levels try some deep breathing exercises, yoga, or meditation. You can access high quality free yoga sessions online with yogawithadriene.com.

Regular Exercise

Staying active will not only help to boost your immune system but it will support your emotional health too via the release of mood enhancing endorphins. Research studies show that regular, moderate exercise, such as brisk walking can improve your immune response and lower the risk of infection and inflammation.

Spending Time in Nature

A perfect antidote to stress! Immersing yourself in nature, such as going on a forest walk, helps to increase the number of white blood cells in the body needed to fight off infection.

Have a Laugh!

There is nothing better than having a good laugh! Not only does it lower stress levels but it increases immune cells and infection fighting antibodies.

Why not try taking a brisk early morning walk in nature. Getting out in the morning light will help improve the quality of your sleep at night and reduce your stress levels during the day.

See how you can implement some of these in the week ahead. Good luck and enjoy!

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