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How to combat stress to increase immunity?

How to combat stress to increase immunity?

Stress is an everyday part of all our lives. Be it a toddler or an adult, we fight battles all day long; but we ultimately forget to combat stress, which harms us in more ways than we realise. And you’ll probably be surprised to hear that stress also has a direct effect on our body’s immune system! So it’s imperative now more than ever to pay attention to ways we can combat stress.

What is the immune system?

Like a police force, our immune system deals with invaders of our bodies to protect our bodies from getting sick. Our immune system consists of billions of white blood cells that fight off bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells in the body.  But how is our immune system affected by stress, if stress is not a bacteria, virus, or a cancerous cell?

So, how does stress affect immunity?

The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system (such as,t lowering the number of lymphocytes). When we’re stressed, the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced. That is why we are more susceptible to infections. 


How do we know if our immunity has been compromised?

Chronic infections like colds and coughs are signs that your immune system is compromised. When your immunity becomes weak, a repetitive cycle is set up making it hard to overcome your tendency toward infection. If you’re facing such problems and want to treat your immune health naturally, you can try our Immunity Boost Gummies! We’ve created these flavourful and highly effective supplements with an all-natural, no-added-sugar approach so that you don’t have to worry about a thing, and you get to enjoy a delicious treat every day!


How is stress-induced lack of immunity more complicated?

Did you know that it is relatively difficult for a person to recover from stress-related illnesses? When our bodies have elevated stress levels for more than a few days, they accept this heightened stress level as normal and continue to produce high levels of stress hormones well after the stressful event has passed, further compromising the immune system. 

Well, no worries! Stress is mainly caused by uncertainty and overthinking or complicating simple situations, so if we reinforce a routine and bring order to our lives, we’ll be a few steps closer to leading a healthy and happy life!

Here are a few ways that could help you combat stress:

  1. Eat and drink to optimize your health. Consuming a healthy, balanced diet can help to combat stress.
  2. Exercise regularly. In addition to having physical health benefits, exercise has been shown to be a powerful stress reliever. Consider non-competitive aerobic exercise, strengthening with weights, or movement activities like yoga or Tai Chi, and set reasonable goals for yourself. 
  3. Reduce triggers of stress. If you are like most people, your life may be filled with too many demands and too little time. For the most part, these demands are ones we have chosen. You can free up time by practicing time-management skills like asking for help when it’s appropriate, setting priorities, pacing yourself, and reserving time to take care of yourself.
  4. Get proper sleep. Sleep is probably the most important aspect of our health which directly and immediately affects how healthy we feel physically. On days when we haven’t had a good night’s sleep, our bodies feel heavy and tired all day. So since sleep has direct effects on immunity and stress, we have a solution for you to help you balance your sleep cycle: Restful sleep gummies (to help you fall asleep instantly!)
  5. Assert yourself. It’s okay to say “No” to demands on your time and energy that will place too much stress on you. You don’t always have to meet the expectations of others.
  6. Set realistic goals and expectations. It's okay—and healthy—to realize you cannot be 100% successful at everything all at once. Be mindful of the things you can control and work on accepting the things that you can’t control.
  7. Sell yourself to yourself. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, remind yourself of what you do well. Have a healthy sense of self-esteem.

And lastly, try to do whatever makes you truly happy-- and remember, it may be as simple as enjoying a bowl of ice-cream or going to the pet store. Our bodies are only as good as we maintain them, and since stress affects immunity and physical health, it’s only wise to start choosing our happiness and ourselves. 

Meanwhile, try our vitamin supplement gummies which we’ve created for you with an all-natural approach in mind, to help you realise your health and happiness goals: Immunity Boost Gummies, Restful sleep gummies, and Look Good gummies. 

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