Regular exercise can help you to reduce your risk of getting serious health conditions and improve your general wellbeing. Physical activity will raise your heart rate and help boost your circulation which has a positive impact on your body’s ability to fight infections.
Giving yourself a natural boost
For the last year or so the world has been focused on health, firstly on the growing pandemic and protecting vulnerable people, and laterally on the impact it has had on our mental health. What we have found is that this has given people time to reflect and has led to a lot of people taking stock of their lives and seeking ways to improve their health.
Here are a few ways that you can improve your health, both physically and mentally.
Boosting your immunity
Many people have started to seriously look for ways to naturally improve their immunity and boost their ability to prevent the onset of disease. Covid has been a real eye-opener for many who feel they need to improve their health and increase their resistance to diseases and infections.
Boosting your immunity is more than just eating a healthy diet, it’s about food supplements that can provide higher levels of vitamin foods than a diet can naturally deliver. Many naturally found compounds that can help boost your immunity are only impactful if eaten in large enough quantities and are often best eaten raw which isn’t always the easiest, convenient or most enjoyable to eat. This is where many people turn to food supplements like allicin as dietary products as these provide a high value of the allicin compound in an easily digestible capsule without needing to eat large quantities of raw garlic.
Dietary products and high vitamins foods are not the only answer as they need to be taken as part of a balanced and healthy diet. This means ensuring you eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats.
You should aim to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. You should try to reduce the amount of saturated fat and swap to unsaturated fats to help lower your cholesterol. You should also try to reduce the amount of salt and sugar in your diet. Salt can raise your blood pressure and increase your risk of heart disease or stroke. Sugary foods can increase weight gain and cause tooth decay. Fizzy drinks and processed foods can be some of the worse foods for sugar, saturated fat and salt content.
It is also important to hydrate as this plays an essential role in supporting your body and immune system. Being dehydrated can slow down your body’s ability to fight disease as fluid is needed in your circulatory system to do this. Hydration also impacts your concentration, sleep and mood.
Building in physical activity into your daily or weekly routine is an important way to protect your health as it not only helps your physical health but can support your mental health too in giving you time to de-stress.