Staying healthy as the seasons change.
As we leave the summer fun of the beach, travel, and vacations you take, you are sure to feel fatigued as the fall season approaches. There are a few ways to stay not only in shape, but to prevent getting sick from your co-worker, roommate, or loved one. There are several things that you can do, but these are just a few that will keep you outdoors doing what you enjoy and worrying less about getting sick!
- Stick to your ACESZ- supplementing with Vitamins, A, C, E, Zinc, and Selenium will keep your immune system strong and highly functioning as we change to cooler weather (these vitamins are high in antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory- Foods/Spices high in A: Paprika, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Chili Powder, carrots, sweet potatoes; Vitamin C foods include any citrus fruits (lemon, pineapple, limes, apples, oranges, grapefruits); Vitamin E foods include: Almonds, peanuts, pinenuts, dried basil and oregano.
- Ensuring you are taking enough of the active form of Vitamin D (D3) each day. The council on Vitamin D recommends that you take at least 5,000 IU of Active D3 daily to maintain a healthy, well functioning immune system. Taking 5,000 IU keeps your liver, nervous system working well to fight off any toxins or bugs that could get you sick by weakening your immune system.
- Getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Because we are stressed in both our lives and our jobs, it is difficult to get enough rest each night. By sleeping at least 8 hours per night, we can allow our nervous and immune systems to “recharge” throughout the night giving us more energy, boosting your immune system and allowing your nervous system to function more effectively so you can handle stress when it does come your way!
- Drinking adequate amount of fluids each day-Although most of us can’t live without our coffee fix in the morning, drinking more water each day keeps your organs and tissues hydrated and flushing out any toxins that may enter your body possibly weakening your immune system. Drinking at least 1/2 of your weight in ounces, you not only maintain proper hydration, but you prevent your body from getting sick easier.
These are just a few tips to keep yourself healthy and in shape as the leaves change color. Stay tuned to next month’s tips from Lincoln Park Chiropractic!