Our immune system is like a special defense unit that works around the clock to protect our bodies. It's made up of many different components, all of which are precisely tuned to each other - an impressive system that we usually don't think about much.
That said our immune system certainly deserves more attention. It does great things every day and loves a little support from its greatest ally: YOU.
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Too little time and too much stress
Stress, lack of sleep or an unbalanced diet, but also environmental toxins and lack of exercise can have a negative effect on the immune system. In order to stay healthy it is therefore particularly important to pay attention to one's own habits.
Now you might think: I would like to do more for my health, but I simply don't have enough time.
Don't worry, you're not alone with your thoughts. If you want to balance a stressful job, family and leisure time, it often feels like the day just doesn't have enough hours.
Today we want to encourage you to change your mindset. Even small changes in your daily routine can have a big impact on your health. For example, you can simply sleep a little longer! 😉
Here are 8 simple tips you can use to support your immune system
1. Remember to sleep
One of the simplest and most important and underestimated health tips on the planet is: sleep enough! Sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis. If we do not get enough sleep, we feel tired, irritable or unfocused quickly. Studies have also shown that sleep deprivation suppresses immune system function.
Bottom line: Treat yourself to the luxury of 30 - 60 minutes more sleep per night. Even this small change could change your life...
2. Reduce stress
Reducing stress is easier said than done. Nevertheless, there are a lot of little tricks that you can use to balance out even on hectic days. This can be a little walk during lunch break, a few breathing exercises at your desk or a little meditation in the fresh air. Find out what makes you happy and helps you relax.
3. Pay attention to your diet
If the body lacks important nutrients, the immune system cannot do what it is supposed to do.
The best way to cover your daily nutritional requirements is with fresh and versatile foods. Especially fresh fruit and vegetables (regional and seasonal) should be part of your daily menu. Don't forget: You are what you eat.
4. Support your immune system with zinc
There are a number of vitamins and minerals that are important for our immune system. One of them is zinc. Zinc is known to contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system - and that is just one of many benefits. This is why theProbiolac Culture Complex from Aava Labs is enriched with the mineral zinc. This broad-spectrum preparation with 15 carefully selected bacterial strains has been formulated to provide optimal support for your health.
Regular exercise helps you stay healthy and fit. You have only little time? Then think about how you can integrate exercise into your everyday life. Leave the car at home and cover shorter distances by foot or by bike, climb stairs instead of using the elevator or turn your house cleaning into a workout...
6. Stop drinking and smoking
It is no longer a secret: (too much) alcohol and cigarettes are toxic for the body. If you want to give your immune system a big gift, then stop smoking and enjoy alcohol only occasionally and in moderation.
7. Support gut health
The importance of digestive health is often forgotten. In fact 70-80% of immune cells are located in the gut!
Our digestive system is particularly happy when given a little extra attention, e.g. with the right diet, conscious chewing and sufficient rest between meals.
8. Think positive
Did you know that positive thinking can strengthen the immune system? A very simple trick, with which you can make your thoughts positive very quickly: Write down at least three things you are grateful for and repeat the ritual every day. After a few days and weeks you will automatically have a smile on your lips when going through your notes. Promise!
Conclusion: Invest in your immune system - it's worth it!
A functioning immune system is always the sum of many small parts. Even if we do not have influence on everything, we can make an important contribution to our health and well-being with our daily decisions.
We at Aava Labs want to help you with our products, so that you can contribute to your health every day and without much effort. It's worth it!