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A busy mum’s guide to boost immunity in 7 ways

Your immune system is always hard at work protecting your body from disease. But there are ways to help support this intricate system in your body to help reduce your incidence of illness (or at least reduce the severity).

Especially as winter is right on our heels, boosting our immune systems is vital to keeping healthy and flu-free.

Did you know the Healthy Mummy has an amazing Immune Supplement? Healthy Mummy Immune has been specifically designed for busy mums.

 

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It is a supercharged blend of real food and organic sources packed with vitamins and zinc to assist immune function and help keep you healthy, plus it’s s high in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Zinc which support and nourish the immune system naturally.

Keep reading to discover 7 other ways to boost your immunity, busy mums, we’re talking to you! 

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7 ways to give your immunity system a boost

1. Enjoy fresh healthy food

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The immune system is supported by what you eat. Greasy food or snacks high in sugar and fat aren’t going to do the job. It’s fresh fruit and vegetables, wholesome wholegrains, nuts, seeds, meat and dairy that should be your go-to.

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is all about balance and offers you thousands of recipes using fresh healthy food to keep you and your family in good health.

2. Get enough sleep

Easier said than done with kids, right? But even if you are up early or through the night with the little ones, prioritise your own sleep.

That might mean giving yourself a bedtime (and sticking to it!) rather than staying up late and burning the candle at both ends. Sleep gives the body time to heal and repair, so it’s an essential part of immune support.

3. Get some sun

We are all told to slip slop slap but many of us are deficient in Vitamin D (which comes from the sun). The sun can actually help regulate and support a healthy immune system.

Keep in mind that you don’t want to get sunburned but getting outdoors for 20 minutes to soak up some sun (even if it’s just to hang washing or do some gardening!) can be beneficial.

4. Get moving to reduce stress

Taking some exercise can get the blood pumping and lower blood pressure, alleviating stress on the body.

Rather than exercising at the gym or for big chunks of time (which can be tricky as a mum) you can break it down into manageable chunks. 10 minutes here and there quickly adds up to a decent workout over the day.

Check out the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app for some ideas, or try the Healthy Mummy DVD.

5. Practice good hygiene

Washing your hands regularly and staying on top of food hygiene in the kitchen is an important part of staying well. This avoids the spread of germs that can cause tummy upsets or coughs and colds.

Encourage the kids too, for instance you could insist that everyone does a thorough hand-washing before meals.

See these Australian states that offer a free flu vaccine for children.

6. Cut down on (or cut out) alcohol

If alcohol has become an everyday occurrence rather than a weekend tipple, it could be a good idea to change your habits.

Alcohol impairs the body’s ability to heal and protect itself from germs, and can also lead to some less-than-ideal food choices (especially the next day!).

Why not try restricting alcohol just to weekends, or even try giving it a break altogether and enjoy the clear head and reduced calorie intake.

7. Try The Healthy Mummy Immuni-T Loose Leaf Tea

A delicious and nutritious loose leaf tea blended to support immune function.

Reasons to LOVE Immuni-T Loose Leaf Tea

  • Supports immune function
  • Contains echinacea
  • All natural ingredients
  • Tastes delicious
  • Loose Leaf tea which is great for the environment when compared with tea bags

All Natural Ingredients

Echinacea Root, Ginger Root, Hibiscus, Lemon Grass, Rosehip, Siberian Ginseng and Spearmint.

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