Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System
By Chris Brown
Keeping your immune system strong and ready for battle has never been more important than in this year of COVID. Despite the best social distancing and mask precautions, you never can be 100 percent certain of your safety outside of complete hermitage. For those non-hermits, building a strong immune system will help safeguard you as much as possible. A key component of immune health is regular chiropractic care, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise. You can help boost your immune system by trying a few painless improvements.
Supply Your Antibodies With the Best Fighting Gear
Diet powers everything you do, but when it comes to the immune system it is an essential element of staying strong. Foods rich in vitamins -- especially Vitamins C, E, A, Zinc, and D -- can provide building blocks used directly by your system's germ fighters to protect themselves and reproduce. If your schedule is too packed to follow an immune-conscious diet, taking daily vitamins can be an easy workaround. By eating healthy now, your immune system will be fully stocked with all the necessary supplies for a battle, should it encounter a virus trying to sneak into your body later.
Boost the Ranks of Your Immune Army
Exercise is key to a strong body, inside and out. I know what you're thinking: More exercise, really? Exercise, especially aerobic exercise, has been shown to increase circulating antibody counts. More antibodies mean foreign diseases are caught sooner and the body's forces are deployed before illness takes hold. Also, exercise can reduce stress, which is a common theme in bodies with a weak immune system. So, get out there and start walking, running, hiking, or just moving around. And if exercise causes too much pain, chiropractic care may help to get you moving again by easing joint pain and stiffness in your knees, ankles, and back.
Crack Your Way to A Stronger Immune Response
Even a few chiropractic sessions can work wonders for keeping you and your antibodies working efficiently. Not only do chiropractic adjustments help immune function by allowing patients to get better sleep and lowering their stress, but adjustments may also help improve the nervous system's immune communications network, by clearing interferences in restricted vertebrae. But don't take my word for it. A 2010 study published in the Australasian Chiropractic & Ostepathy Journal concluded that antibody immune response increased following spinal manipulation. In other words, one chiropractic adjustment transformed patients' immune systems into super fighting machines, at least temporarily. That sounds like reason enough to give your back some chiropractic love.
The Joint's reservation-free walk-in chiropractic sessions make boosting your immune response easy and affordable. So stop into one of their more than 500 nationwide clinics and see what the doctors of The Joint Chiropractic can do for your health today!
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Santa Monica, Calif.