So far, I have avoided getting a cold or the flu and thankfully, Todd and the kids have stayed healthy too.
Everyone I know is worried about getting the flu right now. The first thing I recommend is take an honest look at your current stress level. Most of us know that stress is unhealthy, but not everyone realizes how super hard stress is on your immune system!
Now more than ever, we need to de-stress our lives and give our immune system all the help we can provide.
Did You Know?
70% of our immune system is in the walls of our gut.
Here are my Top 5 Ways to avoid the Flu
Stay away from sugar. Before meal blood sugars are 70-99. It’s estimated that a blood sugar level of 120 reduces your immune system by up to 75%!
High quality supplementation and probiotic. Supplementing our healthy diet is so important for an optimal immune system. 70% of our immune system is in the walls of our gut.
Meditation is how I begin my day. Quiet time alone focused on your breathing can boost your immune system. Meditation can be practiced anywhere, for any amount of time. One type of meditation commonly used as a stress management technique is called Transcendental Meditation. It’s simple to do. It’s recommended that you practice for 20 minutes, two times a day. You sit with your eyes closed and repeat a mantra of your choice.
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Exercise/ Move your body daily. Having a daily exercise routine is a great way to master your stress management. Regular exercise will help you feel better by releasing endorphins and help you maintain overall health.
Sleep 7-9 hours. I feel best with 7 and 1/2 hours. You’ll think twice about cheating yourself out of sleep after reading this. 5 Rreasons Why Your Body Needs More Sleep.