Make Your Immune System Your Superpower: Habits for Staying Healthy

detox-1995433_640In a world where viruses are at the forefront of most headlines, discussions, social media posts, and even coffee dates with friends, many people are becoming more aware of immune health and what it means to truly stay healthy as you go about your daily activities. While intervention certainly has a place in staying healthy, there are many things you can do at home to give your body the boost it needs and help it build up an arsenal of tools to fight off colds and flus this upcoming season.

What could you add to your daily routine?

  • Vitamins. More than your daily, run-of-the-mill multivitamin, supplements in today’s health era are plentiful, and varied. While you’ll have to speak with your own provider about a list specific to you, a few we KNOW are recommended for everyone are Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and good quality probiotics. These supplements fill in the gaps in your diet, and make sure you have everything you need to keep all of your body’s systems functioning well, including your immune system.
  • Hydration. Almost everyone runs on too little water in their daily routines. Staying hydrated is key to keeping your body healthy and your mind sharp. Remember, it’s not only important during the summer! Even when the temps cool down, you still need to consume at least 64 ounces of water each day!
  • Eat well. Making healthy choices like fresh produce, lean, good-quality meats, and wholesome grains is a big part of healthy living. Processed foods, excess sweets, and high levels of caffeine and artificial ingredients can actually diminish your immune system and make it harder for your body to do its job. A well-balanced diet (with the occasional treat) is the best way to enjoy your food and support your health at the same time!

In addition to these tips, remember to also add in a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine each week, moderate exercise as you’re able, and keeping up with routine checkups and appointments with your doctor. Preventative care is the best care, and when you trust Carroll Marshall Insurance with your medical coverage needs, you know you’ll be able to see providers you trust with your family’s health. We rate shop for you with some of the top providers in Florida, getting the lowest premiums on the most comprehensive plans. Call us to discuss your needs and budget, or stop by our office in downtown Winter Haven.

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