All anyone focuses on these days is being the healthiest version of themselves. To achieve this, our bodies need a robust immune system to fight off bacteria, viruses and more. This often includes a complete lifestyle change, which (as you probably already know) is easier said than done. If you are looking for ways to boost your immunity without having to worry about taking any medication, these tips will get you started on the right path.
EAT A BALANCED DIET
Most of the time, the food we eat determines how our bodies will respond to a virus or bacteria. Foods rich in nutrients such as vegetables and fruits can help to strengthen our immune system against infections. However, a lack of food can cause malnutrition, making the body weak and unable to protect itself. If you feel like your current food intake isn’t quite where it should be, adopting a balanced diet can ensure a stronger immunity.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
One of the ways to boost our health system is to get at least seven hours of sleep. While you rest, the body gets a chance to recharge and heal itself. But between work and family, it seems impossible to get even a few hours of shut-eye. If you’re struggling with falling asleep, spending a few minutes in your in-ground swim spas could be what you need. Similar to activities like meditation, soaking in a hot tub can help to improve your sleep patterns. In fact, soaking in the spa for at least 10-20 minutes before bed can help you to prepare for a full and uninterrupted night of sleep.
Exercising is a common way to build a robust immune system, and through activities like running and skipping rope, circulation of oxygen and blood in the body increases. Because of this, the antibodies in our blood get to all parts of the body, protecting it against viruses.
If you want to begin exercising for better health, then doing low-intensity workouts is an excellent place to start. Simple exercises like walking ten minutes a day boost your immune system’s response to diseases.
Looking for a low-impact approach to exercise that is easier on your muscles and joints? Give your knees a break, take your next workout to the comfort and warmth of your hot tub.
SOAK FREQUENTLY IN YOUR HOT TUB
Several studies have shown that spending time in your hot tub can help to keep your immune system sharp and strong. The longer you soak in a hot tub, the warmer your body will get. This rise in body temperature can help to boost your immune system in two ways:
1. The internal rise of body temperature creates an artificial fever. What this means is that the warm water inside your spa helps to elevate your internal body temperature, tricking your brain and immune system into thinking that you have a fever. This triggers your immune response, delivering the antibodies and other positive endorphins to help fight off the illness and keep you safe. This artificial fever helps to keep your immune system strong and at the ready, for when bacteria or a virus does enter your body.
2. The internal rise of temperature can make you sweat. The more you sweat, the more toxins you expel. These toxins can slow down your immune system, leaving you feeling depleted and tired.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
The human body is 80% water; to survive, we need to keep ourselves hydrated. Taking up to 8 glasses of water daily can prevent headaches and strengthen your antibodies to fight off diseases. As easy as it sounds, remembering to drink water is a task on its own. If you need a reminder to take water, schedule it when you soak in the spa. Since this activity is similar to exercising, it requires drinking water before and after to prevent the body from getting dehydrated.
STAY HEALTHY HERE IN CALGARY
Don’t have a spa to enjoy in your backyard? Then why not visit SunSpa in Calgary, Alberta? We have a wide range of hot tubs and spas that will change your life for the better, allowing you to stay healthy all year-’round. Our friendly sales team is eager to help you get the best hot tub and swim spa prices and the best in customer service for your investment in your wellness. For more information, please come visit our clean and bright showroom today!