Friday, March 13, 2020

Healthy Ways of Boosting Your Immune System

It's always good to have a healthy immune system, but with sickness spreading at such a rapid rate it's important to be aware of how to boost your immune system. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few healthy tips on how to boost your immune system. If you feel ill or have any flu-like symptoms, be sure to call your doctor at the Lake of the Ozarks immediately. Central Ozarks Medical Center - We've been providing quality health care in Central Missouri since 1979.

Healthy Ways of Boosting Your Immune System

Eat a variety of immune-boosting foods.
There are healthy foods that you can eat that can actually BOOST your immune system for you, such as:
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Oranges
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Seafood (Shellfish in particular)
  • Tumeric
  • Almonds
These foods are loaded with vitamins and minerals that your body needs to support its immune system.

Limit your drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Drinking too many alcoholic beverages have been known to mess with your immune system in a negative way. If you are going to drink alcohol, just be sure to do so moderately.

Lower your stress level as much as possible.
Lower your stress in a healthy way! Try participating in yoga, breathing exercises, reach out to a friend to talk,  just go for a walk, or check out some amazing lake views.

Make a point to regularly exercise.
While regular exercise may sound challenging time-wise, it really doesn't have to be. You likely get a lunch break at work right? Go for a walk around the building or do a few crunches on a exercise ball in your office. Pack your gym bag before work and keep it with you, this way you aren't tempted to go home after work, before stopping by the gym. If you prefer to work out at home, train yourself to work out before dinner, then eat after. This way your calories can likely burn easier.

Sleep 7-8 hours a night.
This is a big one! Do what you need to get your sleep. In today's technology culture, many of us are on our smartphones while in bed. Maybe you have anxiety about checking your work e-mail or you feel you might miss out on something if you aren't checking your social media channels constantly. Your health needs to be a priority.

Boost Your Immune System and Stay Healthy with COMC!

All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you found this week's blog helpful. Please be safe and follow the CDC regulations right now. Do your best to sanitize or wash your hands throughout the day and take caution during this time. Feel free to follow us on all of our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.

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