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4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Immunity

By Donna Stark

The relaxing days of summer are just about over and now we get to look forward to the hustle and bustle of a busy school year. And as much fun as that always turns out to be, it's usually when we are at our busiest that we tend to get sick. A healthy immune system is vital for optimal health and wellness, but it can be hard to maintain while also taking care of the family, killing it at work, and heading out to one school activity after the next. So how can we get our immune systems to function at an optimal level? Here are some simple steps that can help ensure a healthy year!

Take Probiotics

Put down that apple and pick up a probiotic because, as they say ... a probiotic a day keeps the doctor away! Probiotics can be found in yogurt and supplements. They help to support your digestive system and are responsible for decreasing the number of "bad" bacteria by replacing and improving the function of your "good" bacteria. This helps keep your insides healthy and your immune system intact.

Avoid Sugar

There's no way around it. If you want a healthy immune system, you have to consume nutrient-dense foods, and foods that are high in sugar do not make the cut! In fact, they are the exact opposite of what you need. They contain no nutritional value and listen to this ... they actually take nutrients away from what is stored in your body! This can make it more difficult for your body to fight infections and illness.

Get Adjusted

The nervous system is the pathway of your body's communications, so it stands to reason that if you want optimal health, you need a healthy nervous system, and chiropractic adjustments are how you can achieve that! Chiropractic care removes the joint dysfunctions and nerve interference in the spine that can block the communication between your brain and the rest of your body. This can have a significant impact on the function of your immune system.

Lose the Stress

Stress really has a way of doing a number on us, doesn't it? But were you aware that it can weaken your immune system? When the body is stressed, the number of white blood cells (your infection-fighting cells) decreases and that, in turn, increases your risk of catching viruses and getting sick with infections. It's important to reduce as much of your stress as you can and find some balance in your life. 

A Healthy School Year

Slow down! Taking the time to improve and strengthen your immune system is the way to go if you want to get through the busy school year without being dragged down. So give the suggestions mentioned above some consideration and start this busy school year off on a healthy note!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Eagan, Minn.

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