Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Your health and wellness are so important. To stay as healthy as possible, throughout cold and flu season and throughout the rest of the year, you can make certain changes to your lifestyle to improve your immune system. While some opt for vitamins and supplements to boost their immune system, others may want to take a more natural approach. In this article, we will take a look at some of the best ways to boost your immune system naturally.

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

Did you know that hot tub hydrotherapy can help to improve your immune system? That’s right, soaking in a hot tub can do much more for your body than just provide a place to kick back and relax. Let’s take a closer look at how hot tubs can help boost your immune system!

Better Sleep

Getting enough sleep is key to a healthy and supported immune system. Most healthy adults require anywhere from an average of seven to nine hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble sleeping or simply could benefit from a more restful sleep, regular soaks in the hot tub may help. Soaking for as little as 20 minutes several times a week can help to improve your sleep patterns, leading to a healthier immune system.

Less Stress

The negative effects of stress on the body are well known and documented. If not managed, stress can lead to weight gain, mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, cardiovascular disease, and a compromised or unsupported immune system.

Sundance Spas hot tubs are well known for their ability to help ease stress. The warm environment inside the hot tub can help to physically relax your muscles and allow them to let go of built-up tension, helping to ease physical stress. The soothing environment can provide you with the perfect opportunity to relax, process your thoughts and decompress at the end of the day.

Elevate Body Temperature

The temperature inside of a hot tub is often warmer than on dry land, with most spas being kept at an average temperature of 100-104 degrees. Immersing your body into this warmer environment can trick your body into engaging in a defensive response against an artificial fever. The warmer your body temperature is, the more likely your body is to try and fight against a fever. This process can help to engage and strengthen your immune system, especially if the real deal ever crosses your path.

Healthy Diet

A well-balanced diet can help to improve your health in many ways, including a supported immune system. Some foods that can help to aid a healthy immune system include but are not limited to:

  • Citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes
  • Red bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Spinach
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Green tea
  • Papaya
  • Kiwi
  • Poultry
  • Shellfish, including oysters, crab, lobster, and mussels

Which foods will you include in your diet as part of a healthy immune system?

Regular Exercise

Exercise is universally known as an effective method of improving your overall health, which includes aiding in a supported immune system. As you engage in physical activity, your circulation system will be engaged, immune cells are created and make their way throughout your body at a higher rate.

Regular physical activity can also help to reduce your risk of obesity and other health conditions, meaning that your body can focus on keeping you healthy in a stronger state. Especially if that physical activity happens in the comfortable environment of your hot tub.

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