Spring is in the air. As we spring-clean our homes and offices, freshening our living spaces and our rooms, it’s the perfect reminder to take a look at our daily habits and routines. How can you spring-clean your everyday rituals to refresh your immune system, boost your immunity and stay healthy this spring? Try these spring seasonal immunity tips.
A few simple changes and upgrades can help you revamp your health, all season long.
1. Take a deep breath (outdoors)
We spend 90 percent of our time indoors, and indoor air is approximately 2 to 5 times more toxic and polluted than outdoor air. Breathing in all this toxic air increases chronic body inflammation, reduces our immune response, and hampers our overall quality of life.
As you dust and clean, open a window or two to let in some fresh, natural breeze. Better yet, seize any opportunity to spend a little time outdoors in a forest, at a park, or sitting near a beach. That fresh air fills your lungs with immunity-boosting oxygen and helps clear out any pollution you may have inhaled indoors.
Almost the reverse is true when you’re driving in cities and on busy roads. Roads, highways and freeways are covered in toxin-laden, polluted air, and when you drive, you’re breathing it all in. By simply driving with your windows up and your car’s ventilation system set to “recirculate,” you can cut the in-car air toxins by up to 80 percent.
2. Does it really make scents?
Artificial scents can wreak havoc on our endocrine and limbic systems, which in turn affect our immune system. Some researchers suggest that all these chemical triggers are the true underlying cause of many autoimmune disorders.
While you’re spring cleaning and tidying, clean out anything in your home that’s laden with scents and smells. Common culprits include:
- Laundry detergent
- Fabric softener and softener sheets
- Personal care products, including lotions, shampoos and cosmetics
Need a quick spring seasonal immunity hack? Look for products specifically made for infants or those with sensitive skin. Such products often eliminate synthetic fragrances due to their health implications. If it isn’t good for a baby’s immune system, it probably isn’t good for your immune system!
3. Screen out screens
Don’t forget to spring clean your digital habits, too. Between laptops and smartphones, and TVs and smart home monitors, we are surrounded by digital screens.
All that blue light emitted from such devices affects our sleep-wake cycles and disrupts our sleep, which in turn severely reduces the strength and efficacy of our immune system.
Limit screen time after 4pm to reduce its impact on your evening rest.
Better yet, consider turning on a no-blue light setting on your devices (if that’s an option for your specific brand/product) or wear blue light-blocking eyeglasses.
4. Double-check your supplements cabinet
Over the years, you may have picked up a bottle or two of such-and-such supplements. When was the last time you double checked the expiry?
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to clean out old medications and expired supplements that may no longer be potent, and in fact may cause harm to your immune system due to expired or oxidized ingredients.
Better yet, consider upgrading your supplements with immune-boosting nutrients like BioPro-Plus 500. Spring cleaning and updating your spring seasonal immunity shouldn’t just be about what you are subtracting, but also an opportunity to do some positive addition for your immune system.
BioPro-Plus 500 is the 100% natural immune system supplement, which has no known side-effects or contraindications. This drug-free supplement is not a medication, but an aid to restore your body’s own natural immune response. Learn more about BioPro-Plus.