The seasons are changing! Days are colder, nights are longer!
Is your BODY prepared for the Winter ahead?
10 Top Tips to Boost Your Immune System Naturally:
1) Get Enough Sleep
Making sure you get enough sleep – your body rejuvenates and strengthens while you sleep. Sleep reduces stress hormones and inflammation in your body. (7-9 hours recommended)
2) Manage Your Stress Levels
Meditation and mindfulness are fantastic ways to help you relax and reduce your stress levels. Or just making time for yourself to relax, take a bath, watch your favourite programme on the TV wrapped up in a blanket.
3) Reflexology, Reiki and Massage can All Help Boost Your Immune System
As well as being able to target specific problems you might have, these therapies all have a significant positive effect on your general wellbeing, including reducing stress and helping you to sleep better.
Massage can help to relax you and encourage your lymphatic defence system to flow around your body.
Reflexology does this too and has the added benefits of helping your body’s energy rebalance, it reduces your stress levels, boosting your organs to work effectively.
Reiki can help reduce your stress levels and lift your mood
People who have not yet experienced the healing benefits and immense pleasure of Reflexology, Reiki & massage treatments find it hard to believe that something so enjoyable can be so good for you!
4) Spend Time Outside!
We need sunlight to boost our Vitamin D levels – try and take a walk in the middle of the day – even if you can’t do it every day. Try and spend more time outside. Germs are more often spread in the winter from being indoors in close proximity to people!
We need to exercise to help boost your immunity. This doesn’t mean you have to turn overnight into a gym bunny! 30 minutes a day of brisk walking will do wonders for you!
6) Wrap Up Warm & Look After Your Lungs!
Don’t allow yourself to get chilled to the bone! This lowers your immunity. Make sure you are wearing the right amount of clothing for your day. In Chinese medicine Autumn is the season of the lungs. Wearing a scarf and covering up the chest and neck area is said to protect you from coughs and colds. (The energy of the lungs is ‘letting go’ Autumn is a great time to be mindful and let go of anything we may be holding on to so we can make room for new experiences.)
7) Have Regular Sex!
Yes! It helps to boost your immune system – it boosts antibodies that help to fight off colds and other viruses!!
8) Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Laughter gets your heart racing nearly to same levels as when you exercise. It helps you relax and distress. Watch a funny film, go to a comedy show or spend the afternoon with some crazy kids!
9) Wash Your Hands!
Just be mindful if you have been out to the shops, you are travelling or using any public facilities. As nice and clean as they might appear, germs don’t discriminate! Especially important to remember before eating or preparing food.
10) Music Cleanses the Soul!
Listening to your favourite tracks makes you feel good! Singing along is even better! Focus on music you know helps to lift your mood or relax you!