Immune Health and YOU
Today’s blog comes at a very important time in modern history. It’s no secret that the population has been impacted, hurt, and simply changed by Covid-19. There are stories of loss, togetherness and support and confusion. By no means are we doctors or medical professionals, but rather we are health conscious people who are solely focused on the well-being of our communities. We started Eagle to improve the health of our communities and provide products that help people reach their goals. This epidemic provides many challenges for us as a global community but It has, however, shed a light on just how important immune health and overall health is. There are a number of very simple yet, effective things that can be done to vastly improve our immune health.
The first thing we can do is ensure we are getting good sleep. Sleep is often one of the first parts of our lives where we cut corners. It’s so easy to find a reason that we are too busy, too stressed or that there is not enough hours in the day where sleep falls to the wayside. Without sufficient sleep, your body makes fewer cytokines, a type of protein that targets infection and inflammation, effectively creating an immune response. Cytokines are both produced and released during sleep, causing a double whammy if you skimp on shut-eye. Of course, there’s more to boosting your immunity and guarding against illness than getting ample sleep. It’s also important to practice smart stay-healthy strategies such as washing your hands with soap regularly, avoiding close contact with people who are obviously under the weather.
Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly are more ways to support your immune health. Everything you eat directly impacts gut health and energy levels at a bare minimum and can be your greatest asset. Eating whole leafy greens and vegetables that have vitamins and minerals will support the immune system and give your body the energy to fight off many viruses. Combining healthy eating with a regular exercise regimen is the one-two punch that keeps your body moving in the right direction. Exercise releases endorphins that give you even more energy.
Most importantly, listen to your medical professionals and in these tough times do not stop taking care of your body and your mind.