Tips to Improve Your Immune System and How Your Chiropractor Can Help
Living during a global pandemic has put the immune system into the spotlight.
People want to boost their immune health so they can avoid getting sick. Thankfully, there are ways you can boost your immunity – and your Orlando chiropractor can help!
4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Ready to improve your health? Try these four steps.
1. Get Plenty of Rest
All systems of your body rely on sleep to function properly, including your immune system. While you sleep, your body goes through a repair and detoxification process.
Unfortunately, when we’re stressed or our lives are busy, sleep is often the first thing to go out the window. To get back into a better routine, try:
- Going to bed and waking up at a consistent time each day
- Turning off electronic devices an hour or two before bedtime
- Establishing a relaxing evening routine
2. Reduce Stress
Stress lowers the immune response very quickly. Boost it by reducing stress levels, including:
- Deep breathing
- Talking to a counselor or therapist
3. Avoid Compromising Habits
Don’t smoke or use tobacco. Drink alcohol in moderation.
4. Make Good Diet and Exercise Choices
A sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet will take a toll on your immune system. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes each day. Go for a stroll, lift some weights, try stretching or yoga, or try a dance class.
Additionally, reduce processed foods and eat fresh, nutrient-dense foods.
How Your Orlando Chiropractor Can Help
Dr. David Shaw takes a whole person approach to chiropractic care. He encourages practicing good posture and ergonomics (both of which reduce stress on your body, yet another way to help bolster immune health). Additionally, he recommends lifestyle and dietary changes, and will introduce you to vitamin and mineral supplements that promote health.
Your Healthcare Team – Working to Keep You Well
Many people think their healthcare team consists solely of their primary care physician. Having an Orlando chiropractor on your team provides multiple benefits. The biggest is that Dr. Shaw will help you take steps to prevent illness and injury. Putting the tips recommended for better ergonomics or building up your immune system into practice will benefit you now and well into the future.
Would you like more tips on how to stay healthy and pain-free? Contact our office at 407-851-0980 to schedule an appointment.