Each year as winter comes sweeping through our lives, it’s important to take up practices that will bolster and defend our immune systems. Let’s address several natural techniques you can use to stay healthy and strong all season long.
Sleep, Hydration, and Exercise
The cornerstones of any healthy body are simple and widely known: we all need a full night of sleep, we all must drink plenty of water, and we all have to have some sort of physical activity on a weekly basis.
These are the first things to consider if you’re feeling under the weather. How much sleep have you had in the last week? Have you been drinking enough water? When was the last time you got your heart rate up?
Foster A Strong Mental Fortitude
When surrounded by the cold and gray, one tactic to employ is a sunny disposition. It may be easier said than done, but there are several techniques to try as an initial first step. For example, you can meditate during sunrise and find gratitude just for being. The rising light is always a reminder that darkness cannot last forever.
Another way to bring warmth into your life throughout the winter is to reach out and connect with friends, family members, and loved ones. Studies have shown that combating isolation is an effective way to strengthen the immune system.
Stress reduction is a must throughout the winter, as we know that heightened stress levels are correlated with a weakened immune response. Book an appointment for a massage, do some yoga, or drink a warm cup of tea to unwind at the end of the day.
Eat Immune-Boosting Foods
There are many warming antidotes that come in the form of immune-boosting foods. We have raw garlic, herbs, spices, and wholesome and organic fruits and vegetables.
These things are relatively easy to get ahold of but do require a level of intentionality to include in your shopping list. Then when it comes time to cook up any meal, you have the option to turn up the immune boost as high as you want just by adding a few extra ingredients.
If you’re looking for a foundational way to stay healthy throughout the winter, strive to eat a balanced diet that includes all the staples mentioned above. Plus, you can start every morning or end every day with a cup of herbal tea, specifically with immunity-boosting properties.
Drink Bravo Tea Triple Immune Support
Some of the most popular immune system-supporting herbs known to Traditional Eastern Herbalism are astragalus, isatis, and honeysuckle. We’ve included all three of these in our Triple Immune Support herbal tea. Their combined properties help to maintain a healthy immune system, and you can drink it every day to stay supported all winter long.
Have questions or want to learn more about the health benefits of our herbal teas? Call us— we’d love to connect with you!