Vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, not only supports strong bones and heart health but also helps our immune system stay balanced. Although most of us are confined indoors these days, you can still find a sun-filled spot by a window in your home or eat food with vitamin D such as salmon and herring, mushrooms, and egg yolks. An easy way to fill the gaps in your diet or your daily dose of sunshine? Nutrilite Cal Mag D Plus.
Exercise is important for your immune system because it helps flush out toxins from your body. There are tons of workouts you can do in your home, no matter the size of your space! Try practicing yoga, following along with a YouTube video, or your fave XS workout, or exercising with a friend through video chat. Commit to doing some sort of physical activity every day. #NoExcuses
Make sure you're eating as many colourful fruits and vegetables you can get your hands on. Antioxidant-packed blueberries, citrus fruits that put the C in vitamin C, copper and iron-filled spinach, and anti-inflammatory garlic all have immune system boosting benefits. If you're not confident you’re eating an appropriate daily serving, try a powerful multivitamin like Nutrilite DOUBLE X or the convenient Nutrilite Daily.
Stress can suppress the power of our immune systems, so finding ways to cope is extremely important. Try taking a bath, lighting your favourite candle, watching something that makes you laugh, meditating, or journaling to manage your stress levels.
Sleep is essential and not getting enough of it can weaken our body's defenses. If you are getting enough quality sleep and still feel tired, it could be due to a lack of B12, which plays an important role in keeping our immune system functioning through the production of white blood cells. Product recommendation? Nutrilite Natural B Complex.
Bacteria in your mouth and inflammation of your gums can lead to more serious health concerns. Develop consistent and thorough habits when it comes to your oral health, including brushing twice daily for two full minutes and, yes, flossing. Some of our personal fave oral care products include the Glister Advanced Toothbrush and Multi-Action Fluoride Toothpaste.
A whopping 70% of your immune system can be found in your gut, so making sure your gut is healthy is of utmost importance when it comes to obtaining optimal health! Probiotic foods that replenish the good bacteria in your gut include yoghurt, pickles and kefir. If these aren’t at the top of your list, a good alternative is the Nutrilite Mixed Probiotic with Chicory Root Extract.
Your immune system is always important – now more than ever. With the right nutrients and healthy habits, you can help ensure your body’s defenses are well equipped to keep you healthy.