5 Natural Ways to Stay Healthy & Keep Your Immune System Strong this Winter

5 Natural Ways to Stay Healthy & Keep Your Immune System Strong this Winter

January is National Staying Healthy Month, encouraging folks to focus on their overall wellness and self-care routine. And there’s no better time than the New Year to work on improving your health and well-being! This week on the Vibrant  Health blog, we’re sharing five natural ways to stay healthy while keeping your immune system strong this winter.  

5 Ways to Stay Healthy this Winter 

  1. Support Your Immunity with Supplements 
  2. Laugh it Out 
  3. Try Dry January  
  4. Stock Your Fridge with Immune-Boosting Superfoods  
  5. Spend Time Outside in Nature 


Support Your Immunity with Supplements  

Want to give your immune system a super boost? Stock up on supplements that support your individual needs. At Vibrant Health, we have an entire immunity collection dedicated to supporting your immune system — from on-the-go superfood powders to powerful daily capsules like Immune Defense, Vitamin C and Red Marine Algae.   


Laugh it Out   

They say laughter is the best medicine — and there’s actually proof in the pudding. Not only does laughing feel good, it also does your mind and body good. A recent study found that spontaneous laughter can reduce cortisol levels in turn supporting your overall wellbeing. Go ahead, laugh it out!  


Try Dry January  

Thinking about cutting back on alcohol? We’ve got yet another reason for you to go for it: it will benefit your immunity. According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, alcohol consumption can suppress the immune system, making it work harder to keep you healthy. Consider trying a “Dry January,” cutting out alcohol for the month. And if you’re craving a festive drink, opt for these healthy mocktails instead.  


Stock Your Fridge & Pantry with Immune-Boosting Superfoods  

Did you know certain foods can support your immune system naturally? This winter, stock your fridge and pantry with foods like honey, citrus fruits, broccoli and leafy greens. And don’t shy away from probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and supplements; studies show probiotics can help enhance immune function 


Here are some more foods to add to your immune-boosting grocery list 


Spend Time Outside in Nature  

While the weather outside may be frightful, it shouldn’t stop you from getting out in nature! Not only will you be getting Vitamin D exposure from sunlight, but research has found that spending time in nature may promote healthy immune function too. Bundle up to embrace the great outdoors for a brisk walk, winter scavenger hunt with your kids or winter sports like skiing or ice skating.  


DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion in this blog is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, cure, mitigate or treat any disease or illness.