Staying healthy with a weakened immune system can be challenging but it is possible! If you have a compromised immune system, taking steps every day to stay healthy is so important. In today’s blog, we’re going to share a few ways to stay healthy with a weakened immune system!
- Exercise can help improve the circulation of white blood cells which can help improve your immune system. As you increase your activity levels, your body will become stronger and will be able to fight off germs easier. There are many different types of exercise that you can do, it is important to evaluate your mobility and choose exercises that will be both effective and safe for you to do. Here are a few examples of exercises you can do to help you stay healthy:
- Strength Training
- Water Aerobics
- Nutrition, immunity, and health are all closely related and by incorporating more healthy foods into your diet, your immune system can be strengthened. Try adding in more probiotic and prebiotic foods like yogurt, fermented vegetables, fruits, and whole grains into your diet. It is also important to include good sources of vitamin D, which can be found in fatty fish and eggs and sources of vitamin C, which can be found in citrus fruits, berries, and melons.
- Getting enough quality sleep is crucial when wanting to prioritize your health with a weakened immune system. While we are sleeping, our bodies create an immune response to infections and inflammation while also creating white blood cells which help strengthen our overall immune system. It is important to create a relaxing sleep environment and try to get a consistent amount of sleep each night.
- Drinking alcohol can weaken your immune system by weakening your ability to fight off infections and making it harder for you to stay healthy. The harmful chemicals found in alcohol aren’t good for your overall health and it can affect your gut’s microbiome which can weaken your immune system.
When it comes to your health with a weakened immune system, it is important to incorporate healthy habits daily to improve your overall health throughout the year. We hope that this blog has helped give you a few ideas of ways that you can continue to stay healthy, even with a weakened immune system!