Now with the covid-19 outbreak, you might be wondering: How can I keep myself healthy? The answer lies in following the latest guidelines on social distancing, proper hand washing and your local stay-at-home directives.
But there are ways to really boost and strengthen your own immune system! Diet is one of them, yet what you eat is just one factor. Being physically active, meditating and managing stress, and getting adequate sleep help, too. Keep reading to find out why those habits boost your immunity and how you can take advantage of their benefits.
Physical activity helps flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This reduces your chance of getting a cold, flu, or other illness. Exercise causes change in antibodies and white blood cells (WBC). WBCs are the body’s immune system cells that fight disease.
Acute exercise is an immune system adjuvant that improves defense activity and metabolic health! Exercise training has an anti-inflammatory influence mediated through multiple pathways. Habitual exercise improves immune regulation delaying the onset of age-related dysfunction.
Find time for fitness
Engaging in regular physical activity is a great way to help manage stress and strengthen your immune system. In fact, research shows that “fit individuals” — defined as those who partake in regular physical activity — have a lower incidence of infection compared to inactive and sedentary individuals. What’s more, being physically active helps reduce chronic disease that could further weaken your immune system, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
How does exercise help? For one, physical activity helps to flush out bacteria in the lungs, decreasing your chances of getting a cold, flu or other illness. Exercise also reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones. Lower levels of stress hormones protects against illness.Exercise also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators!For at-home fitness essentials I recommend getting resistance bands. These can be used for back, bicep, triceps, shoulders and leg work
I also recommends looped bands to go around the ankles, calves or thighs, which strengthen the glutes and can help prevent knee and back injuries. As well as pilates ball, ring & light weight exercise ball & light dumbbells.
I am keeping my clients immune system & mood going strong by doing FaceTime LIVE Personal Personal Training with them! It is so important to focus on our & our clients and friends health and workouts now even more then ever. It is great even with social isolating I can still help my clients and train them. It is very important that we don’t slack on our health & fitness during this time. Doing all the things necessary can even save our life and our clients, friends and family. If you want me to help you and be your personal trainer and do virtual personal training, you can contact me! I am passionate in helping and increasing others quality of life, health, fitness, energy mood & well being! I work with all fitness levels and ages!A stressful circumstance like what we are experiencing now with Coronavirus, can negatively affect the immune system. We must do the proper things to keep immune system strong. Exercise will not only boost your immune system but will also increase your overall health, fitness level, energy & mood!
Stay healthy my friends, I am here for you sending everyone virtual hugs!Shawn Rene❤️
Exercise Science Specialist
BA Exercise Science
NASM National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Certified by International Sports Medicine Association In Cardiovascular Health, Strength & Conditioning, Personal
Training, Pilates, Yoga, Dance
National & World Fitness Champion
TV Fitness Expert
International Fitness Cover Model