Key principles for a healthy life
With health and wellness such prominent buzzwords these days, you may be wondering what you can do to optimise your own health and boost your immunity. The immune system and how we approach immunity came under the spotlight during the pandemic, sparking an increase in general interest of the topic.
Knowing what you can do to boost your own immunity not only helps you to take more control of your own health and wellbeing, but also instils good and healthy habits into your routine – with this article designed to share five of the best habits that you should integrate into your routine today.
1. Avoid or cut down on unhealthy habits!
One of the most effective ways to start nurturing healthy habits in your routine is to cut out those habits which are damaging your health – namely drinking alcohol and smoking.
Binge drinking and smoking both cause damage to the immune system, by leaving you more exposed to sickness as a result of the damage caused to the lining of your intestine and other organs. In short, drinking too much and smoking are both contributory factors in damaging the barriers in place that form the first defences of your immune system, thus requiring the system to work harder to prevent disease and illness.
This is what makes those leading unhealthy lifestyles infinitely more susceptible to illness.
2. Get plenty of quality sleep
One of the best things you can do for your immune system is to ensure you are getting sufficient quality sleep.
During sleep is when your body does a large portion of its natural repairing, redirecting energy to the white blood cells which fight off and protect the body from unwanted bacteria and viruses.
3. Build super foods into your diet
We all know that Vitamin C is a staple nutrient to focus on when you want to boost your immunity, but did you know that there are some superfoods out there that provide those crucial vitamins and a whole lot more besides?
Manuka honey is one such ingredient that can be factored into your lifestyle as a standalone product or as part of a meal plan or recipe – adding sweetness to your day and protecting the barriers your body erects against disease and viruses. And that’s not all Manuka honey does…
4. Consider products that are multifunctional
Manuka honey doesn’t just help protect the body from unwanted nasties – it is also effective at soothing the throat during times of illness.
5. Make healthy switches
It’s no secret that to optimise your health and wellbeing, you need to eat less sugar and consume fewer processed foods. But while cutting out these products completely can be difficult and can lead to binges, swapping them out for healthy alternatives offers a way to still get that hit of sweetness but without the unhealthy side effects.
Manuka honey is a great alternative to sugar, and can even be added to water or a cold tea as a replacement for your favourite fizzy drink.
When it comes to optimising your health and immunity in particular, think outside the box.
Here at Manuka Health, we manufacture and sell a range of products including drops, sprays, and capsules - balancing the goodness of Manuka with the convenience demanded by modern consumers.
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