Compromised health is not only inconvenient, it’s expensive. Aside from the expense, you lose quality of life when you don’t feel good, so why not do what you can to skip being unhealthy altogether? We have an affordable alternative health care plan that will make both your wallet and your heart smile! What is this awesome plan? It’s simple – take a few proactive steps to STAY healthy. That’s right; prevention is the name of the game.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Your body uses this time to heal, repair and recharge your immune system. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re setting yourself up for illness. To give your body a real immune boost, don’t drink caffeine within a few hours of bed time and make sure that your sleep area is quiet and dark and your bed is comfortable.
You should strive to get at least 7 hours of quality sleep per night. People who operate at a sleep deficit on a regular basis are proven to be more susceptible to compromised immune systems and other conditions and may be at higher risk to be unhappy.
Exercise helps keep your immune system strong because, among other reasons, your blood is pumping and your white blood cells are moving through at a faster rate. Exercise also triggers the release of various immune-related hormones and increases your body temp, which may make your system a less viable living space for bacteria.
Finally, exercise suppresses the release of stress hormones, which are linked to increased risk of bad health. Be careful, though, because over-training can be just as hard on your body as not exercising at all. You need to give your body the chance to recover properly in between workouts.
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh produce such as papayas, green leafy veggies and citrus fruits have antioxidants that help your body stay healthy. One way that they do this is by maintaining blood platelets and boosting immunity.
One of the main foods suggested for maintaining platelet count is papaya leaf extract. Rooibos, an African legume, is another natural remedy that has been used for centuries to potentially boost immunity and help with aging. We’ve combined these two superfoods, papaya leaf extract and rooibos, to make a delicious, organic papaya leaf tea that may help boost your immunity while it revitalizes you naturally.
Our Organic Papaya Leaf Tea with Rooibos Chai is caffeine-free and has chai spices added so it’s packed with that spicy flavor that you love. Incorporate it, along with exercise, a healthy diet and a regular sleep schedule, as part of your alternative path to health and wellness!