We all know that staying healthy is important for our well-being. Giving your body enough nutrients, exercise, and vitamins are all important aspects of keeping your body healthy. But have we stopped to think about the long-term benefits of strengthening our immune systems? Let’s shed some light on 3 benefits we don’t often think about when it comes to staying healthy.
1. Improves Your Mental Health
Remember the last time you were sick? You likely didn’t feel great, physically, which can take a toll on your mental well-being too. Going through an illness can have a significant, negative impact on your mental health because all of the things you normally do come to a halt as your body focuses on healing itself.
When you’re sick, seeing friends isn’t a great option because you don’t want to get them sick. Not to mention, you likely don’t have the energy to go out with people anyways. Not being able to interact with others can sometimes put people in a funk, making them feel lonely and depressed.
Working while you’re sick doesn’t do yourself any favors either; it’s usually not your best work or it has to be put off until you feel better. And if you’re putting off work, you’ll have to play catch up to keep up with the incoming projects, which leads to you feeling stressed. And guess what? If your body is experiencing extreme amounts of stress over and over again, your immune system won’t be as strong and you’re likely to get sick much easier. The very definition of a vicious cycle.
So do yourself a favor and take a real break if you’re sick. Fully recover so that you have the energy to get back to what you need to do. If your mental health is also at stake, have a support system that you can talk to.
2. Save Some Money
If you think about it, getting sick can actually be a pretty decent cost to your wallet. First, you have to deal with taking off work for a day or two; in some cases, at the expense of a paycheck.
In many cases, you may need to see your doctor who may then prescribe you some medication.
All of this can add up to be fairly expensive, especially when you compare it to just eating healthy, taking vitamins, and doing all the typical activities you should do to boost your immune system.
So think of it this way: if you stay healthy, you don’t have to miss work, you’ll get paid for your normal work hours, you won’t have to pay an unexpected payment to visit the doctor, and you won’t have to spend money on all the remedies needed to feel better.
3. Keep Yourself and Others Healthy
Another great benefit to strengthening your immune system is the fact that you’re less likely to catch something that could make you sick. While no one is completely immune to getting sick, having a stronger immune system can greatly reduce your chances of contracting something. On top of being less likely to get sick, if your immune system is healthy and strong, you’ll be able to fight off a cold more quickly the next time it hits.
Not only are you keeping yourself healthy by strengthening your immune system, but you’re also helping others.
One of the unfortunate things about getting sick is the likelihood of it passing on to someone else. It’s amazing how quickly and easily some viruses can spread from person to person. Unfortunately, while you might have a strong immune system to fight off a cold, others may not.
Some people live with compromised immune systems and are more prone to getting sick. This could be due to age, a birth defect, or health complications that can prevent a person from being able to fight off sickness as easily as others. If a person with a compromised immune system gets sick, it could mean being out of work for much longer than just a week, not being able to physically function properly, or in some extreme cases, death.
By having a strong immune system, not only are you keeping yourself healthy, you’re helping those around you that may not be as fortunate to have a functioning immune system.
Take Care of Yourself
No one is completely immune to getting sick. However, strengthening your immune system can help cut down your sick time in the future. If your body has proper nutrients and is well taken care of, when you do get sick, your body will be prepared to fight it off quickly.
So, take those vitamins, wash those hands, and take care of yourself!
In the event that you do get sick, Herbal Mana has plenty of natural blends you can use that will help you quickly get back on your feet and feeling better:
Sleep Cream is wonderful for those nights when you have a stuffy nose and are having a difficult time falling asleep. One of the best things you can do for yourself to feel better is sleep; sometimes that’s easier said than done. Try this cream and see just how easy it is to fall asleep.
Flu Bomb is packed with vitamins to give your immune system the boost it needs to fight off an infection.
Pain Warrior+ is great to help with body aches and reduce stress.