Based on recent research, exercising can be beneficial to the immune
system as we age. According to studies, daily activity can strengthen the
immune system across the lifespan. Another interesting finding is that not
only does frequent exercise boost our immunity, it also seems to delay its
aging. Allowing us to maintain an optimal immune system as we grow
older. Daily exercise can be as simple as a 20 to 30-minute walk. You can
also add yoga or Pilates to your routine.
Stretch for Relaxation
Since the body immunity respond better when the body is relaxed, it is only logical to help the body relax
with stretches. Stretches like the forward fold can boost the immune system
by bringing blood flow into your sinuses and release its congestion.
Stretches can be done in the morning and in the evening; you only need a
few minutes of stretches for your body to benefit.
Yoga for the Immune System
Yoga is not only a great way to move the body, but it also has some known
benefits to our immunity. Try the Cobra pose for three deep breaths to
stimulate the thymus for the growth of T-cells. The Legs up the Wall
position can also help the body relax by encouraging blood circulation,
lymph drainage and relax and reset
the nervous system.
Detoxifying the Body
While exercising can help the body rid itself of toxins, drinking plenty of
fluids will also help your body flush the toxins like bacteria that could cause
sickness. Water is essential in the process of detoxification. 75% of people
a dehydrated consistently, and that’s probably one of the main reasons why
most of us get sick or don’t recover fast from illnesses. Water is critical to
flush any toxins from our body. If we don’t have enough water, we can’t get
rid of the toxins fast enough. Toxins can be in the form of viruses or
bacteria. Drinking plenty of water can fight off infection. You can start
increasing your water consumption by always having a bottle with you that
you can refill. It is recommended to get around 2 to 3 liters of water per
While moving the body is beneficial, drinking water and staying hydrated
can have a significant impact on your immune system.