Gym 72’s quick guide to boosting the immune system

There are lots of ways in which we can support our immune system and boost our natural defences again disease and illness. Ideally these need to become habitual, normal practise in our day to day lives.

Once we are able to embrace these changes we will benefit from increased energy and an enhanced resilience to sickness. Some other benefits include better circulation, digestion, hydration and impact on physical appearance such as healthier skin.

Please follow these simple steps:

  • Maintain a well balanced and healthy diet. That consists of plenty of food and vegetables. Drink lots of water and supplement where necessary
  • Exercise regularly, with a particular focus on cardiovascular health. You should aim to work within an aerobic training zone, where you maintain a heart rate of between 70-80% of your maximum heart rate for a minimum of 20 mins daily, or as regularly as possible (depending on current levels of fitness, age etc. )
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Don’t smoke
  • Stay well rested! Try to get at least 8 hrs of sleep every night
  • Reduce stress where possible
  • Drink alcohol in moderation

Immune boosting vitamins:

  • Vitamin C – found in oranges, blackcurrants, kale, kiwis & broccoli
  • Vitamin B6 – found in salmon, tuna, chickpeas, sweet potato, spinach
  • Vitamin E – found in sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, almonds, pine nuts

We are here to help. For more advice please get in touch…

The Gym 72 Team