Boost Your Immunity With These 5 Wellness Tips
Hey beautiful! How ya feeling? Now more than ever, it’s SO important to care for our bodies and keep our immune systems in the best possible shape. The #1 thing we can do to strengthen our immunity is to keep up with our everyday healthy habits. When our bodies are nourished, rested, and balanced, we’re in the best position to protect ourselves and stay healthy.
We’re sharing our 5 simple tips to boost your immunity and feel your best right now!
Stay safe and healthy babe. 🤗
5 Immunity-Boosting Wellness Practices
Up your collagen intake
You know about collagen’s amazing beauty benefits for glowing skin, healthy hair, and strong nails. Did you know collagen can also help up your immunity?! Glutamine, an amino acid found in collagen, is key for a strong immune system. Glutamine supports cellular repair and stimulates immune cells, which can help protect against illness. It also strengthens our gut lining, which can keep harmful bacteria out of our bodies.
AND for a lil’ something extra, try Vitamin C + Collagen ~ in addition to the perks of collagen, it delivers 550% of your daily vitamin C intake, which has also been shown to boost immunity.
Get your beauty rest
Getting enough sleep is more important than ever right now! Studies have shown that people who don’t get quality sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a cold or virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick. While we sleep, our immune system releases proteins called cytokines, which we need to fight infection and inflammation. When we’re not getting enough sleep, we decrease production of these protective proteins.
Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Turn off the news and power down your computer and phone at least an hour before bed since these things will spike your cortisol levels, making it harder to fall asleep. Instead, try to practice a calming nightly routine (even if it’s only for 5 minutes!). Read, journal, take a bath or hot shower, do a face mask ~ anything to unwind for a few mins before bed. 💤
Meditate with us
Meditation has been scientifically proven to calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and boost immunity. When you’re in a high-stress environment, your immune system is at risk too. Every Monday during the Summer Tone Up, we’re so excited to share a special meditation with you in the Tone It Up app. Make sure you join us!
Start your day with a shot
Not that kind of shot. 😉 We love to start our mornings with a shot of lemon, ginger, and cayenne ~ a powerful immunity-boosting combo! Lemon’s vitamin C has been shown to strengthen immunity, while ginger and cayenne both deliver powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Eat Lean, Clean, ‘N Green
Lean, Clean, ‘N Green meals with the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan are naturally boosting your immunity. These whole, clean, unprocessed foods are packed with vitamins and nutrients that support your immune system. Some immunity superfoods: leafy greens like spinach and broccoli, citrus fruits, berries, garlic, and spices like turmeric and cinnamon.
You can find tons of healthy and easy recipes with these ingredients in your Tone It Up app!