Sunday, February 16, 2014

How to boost your immune system

Flu and cold are common in winter. Nearly everyone gets a cold or flu once in their life. Some don’t get it that often and recover quickly if they catch it while others cough and sneeze for a week or even longer. This difference comes from their immune system. Now I assume that most of you know how the immune system works. It is very important that you know how to improve your immune system to become healthier you. 

First, eating certain food can boost your immune system. I think you are also familiar with this. If you don’t, eat lots of fruits and veggies that are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, E and Beta-carotene. Now here is more interesting topic. What about exercise? Does exercise help you improve your immune system? It is obvious that exercise helps you build a strong immune system. Then what kind of exercise is most beneficial to boost the immune system? Experts say that you should never go over the limit. Extreme gym exercise or long term exercise actually decreases your immunity. If you have been or started exercising to strengthen your immune system, try something moderate and do it consistently. Here is a list of exercises recommended. 

Yoga/ Tai-chi
Swimming/Acua Aerobic
Gym work out (Not too heavy)

If you are already sick, try not to exercise and rest until you recover from it. Exercising while you are sick may make it worse and can be also dangerous. Also, along with your exercise and diet plan, try to keep your abdomen area warm while keeping your head cool. This promotes good blood and energy circulation which also helps boost your immune system. Visit CGI Website to learn more about these exercises. 

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