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Taking steps to boost your immunity in the morning can provide protection all day long.
How you start is often how you finish… and it boils down to some common sense choices.
You can start it right by making choices that improve your health (eating right, exercising, waking up at a decent time, getting right into preparing for the day) or you can go against your health (eating junk food, poor hygiene, sleeping in with no sleep schedule, and racing out the door stressed and late).
Pretty clear which one sounds better, right?
The way you start your day can impact every aspect of your health. Not just your weight loss and mental energy, but your immune system, too.
If you want to give your body the best immune boost in the morning, here is what to do:
Wake Up on Schedule
Yes, a sleep schedule is very important for your immune health!
A lack of sleep can compromise your body’s immune response, making it harder for your immune system to protect you from invading pathogens, viruses, and diseases. Sleep loss is one of the primary factors in a weakened immune system, and you’ll be more vulnerable to illness and infection if you don’t get a solid 7 to 8 hours of sleep!
That means it’s vital that you wake up on time so that you can get to sleep on time at night. Following a sleep schedule is one of the best ways to maintain proper immunity. Essentially, it trains your body to fall asleep and wake up at the same times every day, so you’ll fall into a sleeping pattern that makes it easier to get a full night of rest. Come the morning, you’ll wake up refreshed and with a healthy, invigorated immune system ready to protect you!
First thing in the morning, think about doing a short 10 or 15-minute workout. Start with some easy stretching, then get into simple bodyweight exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and crunches. You don’t need to make it your primary workout—just make it enough that it gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing.
Why should you exercise first thing in the morning? Simple: it kick-starts your immunity!
Exercise boosts your circulation, which in turn ensures your body is able to send immune cells to infection, wound, and illness zones as effectively as possible. It stimulates your immune response and raises your internal defenses drastically.
Multiple studies have proven that meditation and mindfulness practice can help to raise your immunity. How, you ask?
It reduces stress. Stress triggers the release of cortisol, the stress hormone that is connected to decreased immune response. By managing stress,
you reduce the immune-dampening effects of cortisol and keep your immune system fully functional.
It decreases inflammatory proteins. This helps to reduce inflammation in your body and prevents it from impairing your immune response.
It protects your immune cells. Stress can literally kill off immune cells, but meditation can actually serve to protect those cells and prevent them from aging, which decreases their effectiveness.
It raises your antibody response. Meditation can actually help to increase your body’s production of antibodies to whatever disease or illness you’re wrestling with, making sure you heal faster and are better protected in the future.
Simply put, meditation works!
Again, like with a morning workout, you don’t need to spend a long time meditating—just 5 to 15 minutes of relaxing, deep breathing, and mindfulness meditation can do wonders to boost your immune system in the morning.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
After a good night of sleep, eating right is the most important thing you can do for a healthy immune system.
What exactly does “eating right” mean for your immune system?
First off, cut out the sugar. Sugar decreases your natural immune response, making it harder for your body to protect itself. It also raises your chances of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and chronic inflammation. Make your breakfast totally sugar-free to start the morning off right!
Second, load up on the veggies. Veggies contain a lot of the fiber that your beneficial gut bacteria need in order to flourish. These gut bacteria are vital for a healthy immune system, as an estimated 70-80% of your daily immune activity takes place in your intestines. Plus, veggies are loaded with micronutrients that are vital for your immune health. Make sure to have at least two servings of veggies with every breakfast.
Third, eat more fruit. Fruit not only contains bacteria-nourishing fiber, but also antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that play a role in your immune system. Have at least one serving of fruit with your breakfast!
Fourth, add some healthy fats. Healthy fats decrease inflammation and raise your body’s natural response to pathogens. Consider cooking with olive oil, eating a handful of nuts and seeds, or having avocado with your breakfast.
Finally, consider a probiotic. Probiotics contain live bacteria that act as reinforcements for your gut bacteria. Yoghurt is a classic example, but you can find live bacteria in kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir. One serving of probiotic-rich food can do wonders for your immunity.
Have a Lemon
Lemons are an amazing source of Vitamin C, the primary antioxidant that will protect your body from disease. Just one lemon is enough to give you most of the Vitamin C you need in a day.
To really maximize the benefits, squeeze the lemon into a pint of warm water. Warm lemon water is an amazing digestive aid, will hydrate your body marvelously, and provides you the Vitamin C your immune system needs. It’s the perfect morning remedy to get you feeling good and ready for the day ahead!
Take A Supplement
For another immune boost to your morning, start your day with a supplement loaded with vitamins and nutrients that your body craves. Our Pure Immunity packs 23 potent superfoods into every serving.
Use daily to promote:
* Fortified immune response
* Daily Detox
* Naturally enhanced energy
* Healthy anti-aging
* Stress reduction
* Better focus and mood
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