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Hello there. I'm Nicole Tatro and you're watching Health Talk with Nicole. In today's episode, I'm going to give you three, not so obvious ways to boost your immune system and keep you healthy this season. And who doesn't want to be their healthiest selves these days? I sure know I do. So let's get right to it. You may be considering changing your lifestyle so you can live a more illness-free and healthy life.
You may know that changing your diet and exercise routines are part of that. After that, you may be drawing a blank. There are some daily healthy habits you can start doing to keep you illness free. And here are a few of the habits that you may not even consider. You may not even think about, or you may not think you can apply these to your life.
The first one is meditation. You may think that meditation sounds odd for a daily habit that reduces illness. The truth is meditation can have a direct connection to your overall health meditation, which can be done in many forms, helps your body to slow down. It helps you to focus on root issues and find ways to handle those issues so they don't get out of hand.
It allows you to calm down from daily issues, such as problems with your children, work, or just things that are upsetting you. It is a time to reflect and to focus on your overall emotional health. When you don't deal with these emotional and mental issues, you cause your body to become tense and stressed. These tension and stressors can increase your blood pressure cause headaches and lead to your immune system breaking down. Simple daily meditation habits can help you reduce that and increase an illness, free lifestyle.
Number two, journaling. You may hear the word journaling and immediately cringe. It does bring to mind the idea of daily journal entries that are tedious. The truth is you can journal in a number of fashions, including video journaling. The reason journaling works to help keep illness at bay is because of what journaling is supposed to do.
It has a direct connection to stress levels and can reveal stress-inducing instances, and people to you that you may not even think of are an issue. For example, if you were feeling anxiety and you have worked through the normal checklist of suspects, journaling can help you narrow down the others. By working through a journaling process on a daily process, you will find yourself able to rant, able to release stress, and able to figure out what may be causing undue stress so you can remove it.
The reduced stress means a calmer body and mind, which means your body works at a more efficient level. And your immune system is healthy and able to fight off illness.
Last one, number three, hydration. You may have a great meditation, journaling workout, routine and dire routine. You may think that you have it all figure it out, but if you were still getting sick. You may be missing the biggest link to reducing that illness. If your hydration is off, you could be causing stress within your body and your organ system. Your body needs water to work properly and no juicing does not cover it.
If you have everything else covered and you were still getting ill, try to increase your water intake. You can do this with several methods, including gallon jug, marking, and apps that are designed to remind you to drink water. I know simple, but it works.
So let's recap the first not so obvious habit is meditation. Do some research and play around with this because not all meditation is great at equal to find what works for you. Honestly, I only do a few minutes of this and I'm working up to longer periods of time, but every bit helps. Second journaling. I know it might seem weird and some of you might be rolling your eyes at me right now, but if you give it an honest try, you might surprise yourself. It's amazing what happens when you get things out. And third, hydration. I know you have heard this many times before, but most people are walking around dehydrated. So don't overlook this simple yet powerful way to help your immune system do what it was meant to do and improve your overall health.
By applying these habits to your daily routine, you will start to notice that your immune system seems to be stronger and you seem to get sick at a reduced rate. Keep in mind that a lot of the healthy habits you take on have nothing to do with eating or supplements and more to do with keeping your mind and emotions as healthy as they can be.
Remember, you can live your best-balanced life, full of joy and happiness, and you deserve it too. Thank you so much for watching and I will see you in the next episode.
Bye for now.