Building your Immune System

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Prepping for a run but feeling a little under the weather? Afraid that you will get sick before the run? Fear not! There are wonderful things you can do to help your immune system become stronger!

 

-A diet high in fruits and vegetables is wonderful for your immune system. Many fruits and vegetables have anti-oxidant properties that help get rid of free radicals in your body.

 

-Eat more whole grains! Whole grains have a high fiber content that helps ease your digestion.

 

-Control your blood pressure. Checking your blood pressure regularly can help you keep a close eye on how your pressure is doing. According to the American Heart Association, it is recommended that your blood pressure be below 120/80 mm Hg.

 

-If you consume alcoholic drinks, be sure to drink in moderation.

 

-Rest! Get enough sleep. Your body does a lot of repairing while you dream about winning your next race.

 

-Wash your hands. We are constantly touching things that have been touched my many others. Washing your hands regularly can help you avoid some pretty nasty viruses and bacteria.

 

Text Sources: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system

Image Sources: http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=247&catId=2 

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