Most of us have too much chaos going on in our lives to consciously focus on every bite we eat, the secret is to change your environment so it works for you rather than against you! Psychology Today has some insight into how to avoid the junk food!
With the darker winter evenings drawing in, it can be more tempting to cosy up in front of the TV with a hot chocolate or a slice of cake. The Sun has some advice from the boss of Weight Watchers, Julia Westgarth...
It’s every weight loss enthusiast’s dream to zap the belly fat but, far from pure vanity, there’s actually a reason why having a lot of fat in the abdominal region can be dangerous. Fat is stored all over our body, but how does an expanding waistline grow your risk for chronic illness? myfitnesspal has the info..
Binge-watching the news lately? If so, you probably have heard the coronavirus attacks the immune system. The people who are most at risk are immunocompromised. The immune system is an essential bodily function that needs to be taken care of. It is the body's primary defense mechanism against foreign organisms such as viruses and bacteria. If you're looking for other ways to boost your immune system besides getting enough sleep and staying hydrated, maybe it's time to try some vitamins! Take a look below for the best vitamins to help enhance your immune system:
Vitamin A is integral to the development of the immune system, as well as boosting it. It also regulates cellular immune responses. This vitamin also has an antioxidant effect to help strengthen the immune system.
Specifically, Vitamin B6, as it is vital to support your immune system by producing antibodies to help fight viruses and infections. Not only that, but this vitamin can support brain health by improving cognitive function. So yeah, treat yourself to ordering that salmon tonight, cause it's packed with this vitamin!
You knew this was coming, right? Obviously, we had to include this vitamin C, as it is a powerhouse when it comes to boosting your immune system! Out of all of the vitamins listed here, this is the one that you should've started taking, like yesterday. This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates the production of white blood cells, which can help you fight off bacteria and viruses. It can also help produce antibodies, which can help fight against invading pathogens by binding themselves to foreign microbes, which helps neutralize them.
A deficiency in vitamin D can increase your susceptibility to infection and is linked to causing autoimmune diseases. Since we know you don't want that (especially in this pandemic), it's recommended to drink milk and get some sunshine. But when you go outside, make sure you use a facemask and stay 6 feet away from everyone else! #socialdistancing
What a surprise, another antioxidant! Immune cells have higher concentrations of vitamin E, all the more reason to use it to boost your immune system! A deficiency in this vitamin will cause a decrease in cellular immunity. It helps the formation of red blood cells, which can improve blood circulation as well. Think about buying foods rich in vitamin E like spinach, sunflower seeds, broccoli, and kiwi.
Iron, which is found in hemoglobin, is a vital substance, and about 70% of it can be found in red blood cells. Red blood cells help transfer oxygen from your lungs throughout your body, including your immune system. Without this essential function, you're going to start to feel tired and fatigued. This exhaustion will affect your immune system's ability to fight off infections.
Selenium helps you lower the oxidative stress in your body, which can boost your immune system. A deficiency in this vitamin can harm your immune cell function and weaken the immune system's response to potential threats such as bacteria and viruses.
Zinc is vital when it comes to your immune system because it keeps everything in balance. It can decrease the rate of infection by slowing down your immune system's response. This helps control inflammation that can be deadly in your immune system. You can find Zinc in a bunch of foods such as oysters, yogurt, and chickpeas.
This article was originally published at iveeapp.com
When trying to lose weight, it can be hard to sort through the myriad conflicting information. Should you give up dairy? What about the protein-packed, gut-healthy benefits of Greek yogurt? myfitnesspal has 11 of the most common weight-loss myths.
Who knew when you packed up your desk and carried your work computer home back in the spring, you'd still be working from home now? But here we are. While swapping morning commutes for workouts and cooking more at home has helped many get healthier, the transition also has downsides resulting in letting some healthy habits slide. myfitnesspal has a list of mistakes you could be making that's hurting your weight-loss goals!
You drift off to sleep easily, then all of a sudden it’s 3am and you’re wide awake. The time you wake up during the night is no fluke, and with 74 per cent of women agreeing their sleep is often disturbed, we need to know why! The Sun has some insight...
With the increased popularity of intermittent fasting, what the ideal time is to stop eating at night has been hotly debated. For many years, R.D.s have been urging weight-loss clients to eat dinner earlier and stop snacking a few hours before bed. It seemed like a no-brainer, but researchers from Brigham Young University decided to put the theory to the test. Runner's World has the insight on this one!
If you’ve started to notice that you get out of breath after one flight of stairs, it’s time to work on your fitness. The good news is that it won’t take that long to improve no matter what type of exercise you choose. Think a month or two, if not a few weeks, although of course some disciplines will help you improve faster than others. Coach Magazine has the full story!
Cristiano Ronaldo recent health check said he was the equivalent of a 23-year-old! Click over to LADBible to read more about the diet that keeps arguably the world's best at the top of his game!
Festive office parties, Christmas lunches, edible presents, the calories will be coming on if not already! But you can enjoy the food and not put on a load of weight if you plan it well enough! The Sun has some tips that may well help the mindset!
Its not easy is it, this losing weight business, if it was, everyone would be doing it right?? myfitnesspal.com seven habits you could put in place to start that journey!
Getting your step count each day is one thing people can't get enough of but what about if its all about the speed you walk instead? myfitnesspal.com has the science behind it!
If the work's Christmas Party hasn't taken place yet, it may well be this coming week! The Sun has a doctors guide to how to beat that big hangover that comes after the partying!
It's getting closer to that time of the year when you might start to put on a few pounds from the tubs of chocolates being brought into work or maybe its that Christmas party coming up? joe.co.uk spoke with Dr. Leon Creaney, a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at MIHP, part of HCA Healthcare UK. about the best ways to calculate your body fat.
Sharing your goals with others doesn't just help with losing weight but also with anything you want to do in life. If someone else knows what you are planning and want to do, having that someone hold you accountable can help keep you on the straight and narrow! myfitnesspal.com has the lowdown!
Tasha Frampton had a dream to have her own family but was told she would need to have a dramatic weight loss to help make it all come true! The Mirror has more..
Exercise in the morning is said to be the most beneficial for you and your body, but how do you make it all happen? Fitbit.com has some help on hand!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and its good to know what you should be eating to get the best out of the start of your day! The Sun has more!
We all know that sugar is bad for you, especially the extras that aren't natural, Women's Health can tell you what will happen to you when you cut these right down!
Angela Gerzanics was such a big McDonald's fan, that she ate it everyday! The Mirror has dropped ten dress sizes whilst losing 22st along the way.
If you wanted to start to lose weight, your first idea might be to hit the gym and get your cardio on! But maybe cardio isn't always the answer and myfitnesspal.com has more!
It's just easier isn't it? Working behind a desk, you have your lunch in front of you and you start to eat. But myfitnesspal.com are going to tell you why you need to step away from the desk!
A family of four has lost over six stone between them after taking on family gym sessions over pub visits! The Sun has more!
The moment Bethany Duffield was asked to be a bridesmaid, it was the incentive needed to lose weight! You can read more about this in The Sun!
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