While it’s important to have a strong immune system year round, during the colder fall and winter months, your body can become more susceptible to illnesses. Of course, this year, having a strong immune system will be more important than ever. That’s why we always like to give our immune systems an extra boost as the leaves start changing color. Here are a few of our favorite strategies for boosting the immune system during fall.
Up Your Intake of Fruits and Veggies
Eating a range of healthy foods is essential for creating a fully functioning immune system. According to Healthline
, citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, and spinach all possess loads of antioxidants and vitamins to help you stay healthy. All produce in our stores is 100% certified organic, locally-sourced when appropriate, and undergoes stringent quality control.
Commit to a Regular Exercise Regime
Exercise has been shown to be a crucial aspect of building a strong immune system. This is because physical activity has been shown to change our antibodies and white blood cells
, making our bodies better equipped to fight any incoming illnesses and stop them in their tracks.
Try going out for fall hikes, visit a pumpkin patch or wander through a corn maze! The options for fall fitness activities are endless – get outdoors and enjoy that crisp, fall air!
Get Enough Sleep
Many people fail to realize how important sleep is for creating a healthy immune system. According to Mayo Clinic, when we sleep our immune systems release proteins
that help to tackle infections and inflammations. This means that good sleep can help you both ward off illness and get better faster when you do get sick.
Prioritize Your Mental Health
If you are prone to stress and anxiety, these could be causing your immune system to become weaker
. Fall is a wonderful time to slow down, unwind and recharge your batteries. Meditation and yoga have been shown to reduce stress, so the fall might be the ideal time to add them to your routine.
Support Your Body With Healthy Products
If you want to try switching up your supplement routine this fall, we have a few suggestions that you’ll love.
Plant-Based Omega-3 - AquaOmega is the highest concentrated plant-based Omega-3 supplement on the market today! Algae oil is the only plant-based source of Omega-3s that contains both essential fatty acids that are vital for your health. It provides the same benefit as fish oil and is a great choice if you don't consume fish.
Oregano + D3 Spray - This extra strength all-natural throat spray gives you a daily dose of vitamin D3 along with oregano oil, which has plenty of anti microbial properties. Because this product is a spray, it can target the back of the throat where many infections begin.
- Tonica Supersonic Chaga - This one-of-a-kind recipe combines the ancient Chaga mushroom with delicious chai tea and is designed to support your immune system. Chaga is often called “King of Medicinal Mushrooms” thanks to its incredible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Chai tea is made of a variety of rich antioxidant spices and has long been used for its healing properties. Plus, it’s delicious!
What are some of your favourite ways to stay healthy during fall?!