Jan 15, 2021 by Danielle Andersen
Now that it is officially 2021, everyone is more than ready for a fresh, healthy new year! This is the time to plan your goals or resolutions for the next 12 months and make any positive lifestyle changes you’ve been thinking about. This year (more than any other year previously), be sure to prioritize your health.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we shouldn’t take our physical health for granted. While the COVID-19 vaccine is the light at the end of a very long, difficult tunnel we’ve all traveled this past year, there are additional steps you can take to maintain your immune health. When your immune system is in tip-top shape, you can keep an active, fulfilling lifestyle and thrive.
Think of your immune system as the operator behind the curtain; you can’t actually see your immune system, but it’s there fighting off bacteria, viruses and other toxins day in and day out. This is a grueling job, given the millions of germs we’re exposed to every single day. That’s why your immune system is made up of a variety of organs, cells and proteins that work together to protect your body and keep you healthy.
You may not even realize when your immune system is functioning properly, since you’re able to go about your day like normal and do what you want to do. When we’re sick or feeling under the weather, though, that’s when you realize that your immune health isn’t where it should be. Instead of waiting for an illness to strike, there are natural ways to support your immune system so that it continues to protect you from colds and other diseases.
Getting sick every once in a while is inevitable. However, there are five natural activities you can add to your weekly routine that can give your immune system a much-needed boost:
As of late 2020, there is also another way you can boost your immune system and protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus – the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these FDA-approved vaccines:
For more COVID-19 vaccine information, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official website.
At Knute Nelson, we put the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff members above everything else. From providing residents with healthy, nutritious meals and physical activity to following all recommended COVID-19 safety precautions and protocols, we aim to keep our senior living communities as safe as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about our senior living options and what a healthy, thriving lifestyle could look like at Knute Nelson.