As you know, fitness routines (such as super slow strength training), a well-balanced diet (filled with unprocessed foods such as vegetables, fruits, protein, fiber and healthy fats), and 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night is a powerhouse combination for supporting immune function and optimizing health. However, our bodies may require larger amounts of nutrients (or additional nutrients) than what we’re consuming in our diets.
This is where supplements can be extremely beneficial. While you should never replace exercise and healthy eating with supplements, you can use them as a tool to prevent nutrient deficiencies and provide extra support to your immunity and overall health.
That being said, you shouldn’t ingest just any supplement from any random brand/company. Instead, you should be sure to do your research and carefully select clean, pure supplements from the most trusted brands. It is also advised to steer clear of third party companies (such as Amazon) when purchasing supplements. Supplements from Amazon have been known to be placebos, other inauthentic substances, or even expired.
But how do you know which supplements you should be taking for your immune health? And which brands are reputable?
To help you out, we have put together this helpful list of the best supplements and most reputable brands to support immune function and optimize your health. But first off, it is always wise to check with your doctor and test your nutrient levels to figure out exactly how much of a supplement you should be taking.
If you frequently read fitness articles and blogs (especially those focused on strength training), you’ll notice that many of them concentrate on the physical benefits (such as strengthening muscles, preventing age-related muscle loss, slowing bone loss) of regular exercise. While exercising is essential for physical fitness, it also helps overall wellness in other ways. Regular physical exercise boosts your immune system, manages and improves diabetes, lowers blood pressure, and so much more. It can also have positive effects on your mental health, too.
Though aerobic exercise has been commonly attributed to reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, recent research has shown that strength training can substantially improve your mood and mental wellbeing.
Below, we’ll discuss some of the many ways you can use strength training to strengthen your mental health, boost your mood and feel better all around.
What are you looking forward to this winter? Spending time with your family and friends over the holidays? Sweater weather? Skiing, snowboarding and ice skating? Though the weather is colder and there are fewer daylight hours, there is still a lot to enjoy during winter—except the return of cold and flu season.
Why do colds and germs spread faster during the winter? It’s a combination of several factors.
As we age, so many things change in our lifestyles as well as our bodies that make keeping our figure a little more difficult. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it! Improving your physical fitness and eating a healthy diet are key components to help keep you feeling fit and young.
The answer is yes! Having a strong immune system is important for being able to fight off a COVID infection, and regular exercise like strength training is a key part of that.
Sleep Hygiene. If you’ve never heard this phrase, it’s probably because you are already getting great sleep. But if you’re one of the 51% of adults worldwide who are trying to figure out what you can do to get a better night’s sleep then you’ve definitely heard of sleep hygiene. To put it simply, sleep hygiene is “good sleep habits.” This includes everything from your bedroom environment to daily routines.