Healthy Tools and Tips
Back to School Immune System Prep
Our body is amazing! It is designed to protect itself and heal from illnesses and accidents.
This time of the year we are indoors around people more often, kids are back in classrooms, and our radiant summer health can get blown away with the Fall leaves.
Use the tips below to learn how to stay cognizant of what your body needs and take care of yourself now to ward off the nasties later!
- Minimize stress – Easier said than done, we know! However, if we prepare now for the upcoming task list of getting school supplies, new school clothes, and easing children’s anxieties of entering a new grade then we won’t be bogged down by the time the first day of school comes around. Keep a tool kit of mindful exercises you can do throughout the day to level out stressful episodes. Click here for 10 easy Mindful Mantras.
- Eat a diet high in fruits & vegetables – Your body needs more nutrients during high stress because it’s constantly reacting and using more resources. Increase consumption of nutrient dense foods by including more fruits and veggies in your diet. If you can’t fit more in, Harvard Medical School recommends taking a daily supplement. Help the kids out by doing the same for them.
- Sleep – This might be the hardest one to wrap your head around. “I have more stuff to do, so how can I possibly sleep more?” One recommendation is to clear off extraneous activities at least for the start of the school year in order to get some extra rest. The transition from a free-spirit summer to a strict daily regimen can throw us way off our sleep schedule. Our bodies use the time we sleep to repair and renew. Give it time to do its job!
- Lay off the toxins – If you smoke tobacco or drink alcohol, try to minimize your intake. Your body will have an easier time fighting off the variety of viruses and bacteria that seem to pop up everywhere.
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