Prioritize Your Immune System by Making Good Choices
Feeling run down? Not quite yourself? Then your immune system is probably under attack. The immune system is in charge of protecting you from bacteria, viruses, and other “outside invaders” that could cause harm to your body’s many systems. When it comes to prioritizing your overall wellness, you want to make sure you are taking good care of your immune system.
Understanding Your Immune System
Taking the time to understand your immune system can play a massive role in helping your wellness. Your immune system is an extremely complex one that is comprised of tissues, organs, and cells that help you fight off invisible invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, that attack the body and leave you feeling weak and under the weather.
The immune system begins at skin level – literally. The skin is the first barrier against all invaders. Once that barrier is broken, germs and the likes can enter the body. That’s where your lymphatic system comes into play. This system helps to filter out germs and dead cells. Should toxins and/or germs make it into the bloodstream, there are several different types of cells that your body naturally produces to help fight off any non-organic material that could cause the body harm. These cells include:
- Mast cells
- “Natural killer” cells
- T cells and more
Various organs throughout your body also make up the immune system, including:
Prioritize Your Wellness by Improving Your Immune System
Prioritizing your wellness is easier than you think. In fact, a few good choices each day can help you boost your immune system, including:
- Washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds at a time, multiple times a day
- Carrying/using hand sanitizer while you’re out and about
- Increasing your physical activity
- Making good food choices
- Seeking regular maintenance adjustments from your chiropractor
Small choices each and every day can and will make a big difference in boosting your overall health and wellness.
Wellness Practices in Santa Clara, CA
Finding ways to prioritize your overall wellness is easier than you think. If you’re unsure where to start, then the team at Chiropractic USA can get you started. Scheduling a consultation will allow you to talk about your concerns, and the team can help put together a wellness plan that is suited to your particular needs.
Ready to get started? Then schedule your appointment today or give our Santa Clara, CA, office a call at (408) 244-7677.