Looking for ways to boost your immune system in 2021? In such a crazy time keeping healthy, staying fit and keeping your immune system strong and active is more important than ever. 2020 was a trying year and for many health, fitness and mental wellbeing was pushed lower down the list of priorities than it should have been.
Whatever happened in 2020 is past, we should now look to this new year as we would any other new year as a fresh start to getting back on track and maintaining good health and mental wellbeing, who knows what 2021 may bring.
When it comes to living a healthy life and boosting your immune system we must look at the overall picture. From our diets, exercise, relaxation time and our positive mindset. What many people don’t realise is that using electro muscle stimulation training can be a great aid at boosting the immune system as well as giving us more confidence in ourselves while also benefiting our bodies both on the inside and outside.
How can EMS boost and strengthen our immune system?
Not only is EMS used as a 20 minute workout for adults of all ages and fitness abilities it also has many other benefits such as reducing (chronic) back pain, relieving inflammation and aiding the process of weight loss and increasing endurance while developing and maintaining muscle strength in men and women. EMS has also been scientifically proven to increase blood flow and circulation improving recovery of muscles and the cardiovascular system while increasing blood around the body and to internal organs.
Other ways you can boost your immune system naturally.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is not only required to give our bodies the rest it needs but also for the regeneration of our cells, tissues and blood. Adequate sleep is truly and essential function of the human body that allows us to recharge and feel more alert when we wake up. A lack of sleep can mean the brain struggles to function properly and the body struggles to fight off diseases.
Eat more whole foods
These are foods as close to their natural state as possible. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These foods are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Where possible it’s best to buy organic as most commercially grown foods have sprays which can be harmful to our bodies and immune system.
Add healthy fats
Including a good range of healthy fats to your diet and cooking may boost your immunes response too pathogens. Fats are also helpful to lubricate the joints especially those found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and anchovies. Other great sources of fats include avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds and coconuts.
Prolonged intensive exercise can be harmful to your immune system and put unnecessary pressure on joints and tendons however moderate exercise, often can reduce inflammation and help your immune system regenerate regularly. EMS training twice per week combined with walking, biking, jogging, swimming, team sport or hiking is an ideal way to stay fit, feel better and move more.
Stress and anxiety can decrease our immune health by promoting inflammation in the body as well as imbalances in immune cell function. Everyone finds relaxation in different ways but a few activities which may help are walking outdoors, meditation, exercise, yoga, mindful breathing, reading a book or having a massage.
Drink more water
Dehydration can cause problems with your physical performance, mood, digestive system, heart, kidney and liver function in turn weaken your immune system’s response to fighting off illness. How much water you should drink would depend on your activity level, the environment you live in but in general you should be drinking 2 -3 litres per day of the cleanest filtered water you can.
Try it EMS training at home today
Are you ready to try EMS training to boost your immune system, strengthen your body and feel better from the inside out. Book your trial session today! I promise you’ll feel amazing and your body will thank you.