Your Well being

Keeping fit

According to government guidelines everyone should have at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. This exercise should include aerobic and muscle strengthening activities of various strengths according to age and ability.

Keeping fit by exercising correctly can help strengthen your heart, help your lungs to disperse the oxygen around your body and boost the immune system. It mainly does this through boosting the cells in the body that fight bacteria and as a result is better equipped to destroy them before they take over your body and make you ill. However, even though exercise has been proven to be beneficial for your immune system you should always do it within reason. Too much exercise without rest can have an adverse effect so always take caution and make sure you have sufficient time to rest between exercising.

Keeping fit isn’t all about exercise though. Another great way to make sure that your body is operating the best way it can is through making sure that you are getting enough sleep. This enables the body to recover and repair itself and helps the immune system to work at it’s maximum capacity.

Eating well

The phrase “you are what you eat” may be overused but it’s true. What you put into your body has been proven to have an effect on how it works. This isn’t to say you should completely cut out things that are ‘fattening’ or rich in certain nutritional values from your diet, its about getting the balance right so that you are getting the optimum nutritional benefit from your food.

Think of it this way; eating healthily isn’t about not eating doughnuts, but it is about not eating doughnuts everyday. Your body needs a certain amount of fats, carbohydrates and proteins to function properly. Thus, the best way to do this is to make sure that your diet is rich in fruit and vegetables. These fruit and vegetables are often classed as super-foods, meaning that they contain immune boosting antioxidants. However, you need to eat these fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet.

A quick tip to recognise a balance diet is to make sure that half of your plate should be fruit and vegetables, the other half should be filled with grains and proteins with a little more grains than protein and everyone should recognise the importance of dairy in there diet.

Coping With Stress

Stress is often put to the back of our minds, especially when we are dealing with it so sometimes it can be hard to realise that you are stressed.

Here are the main symptoms to look out for:
Low self-esteem
Racing thoughts
Constantly worrying
Going over things in your head
Losing your temperature easily
Drinking more
Acting unreasonably
Muscle tension

If you are consistently stressed or stressed for a long period of time it can have a negative effect on your immune system and cause you to sick. Our Beta Glucan can help with this, however in order to live a healthy life-style you need to fix the core problem.

Find Your Trigger

Stress can be caused by a whole array of different things from work and relationships to money trouble. If there is one thing that is consistently causing you stress then you are half way to dealing with it. As stress is such a personal thing, there is no one method to deal with it. However there are some things you can do to help.

Methods For Dealing With Stress

  • Exercise – Exercising boosts your immune system and helps release endorphins to help you feel happier and more positive.
  • Realise that it’s ok to be stressed- The more you become anxious about being stressed and letting everything get on top of you, the more stressed you will become.
  • Talk to people – Lack of communication is often the cause of stress, so talking things through can help immensely. It’s also important to talk to close friends and family members too, they will often help you to think of solutions or just take your mind off of your problems for a moment.
  • Be selfish – With work taking up so much time nowadays, it’s important to take some time out for yourself to relax and socialise. Not having enough time for yourself often affects your sleeping patterns, making you tired causing everything to build up and make you stressed.
  • Challenge yourself – Challenging yourself helps you become more confident and equips you with a positive attitude that makes it harder for you to become stressed.
  • Tackle the cause of your problems – Don’t rely on alcohol or smoking to help with stress. It can cause more problems that it fixes.
  • Help others- Helping others always boosts positive feeling and may make a difference in the other persons life too.
  • Accept you can’t do everything – Prioritise the most important tasks. Don’t expect to do everything at once or you risk spending too much time working and risk getting more stressed.

  • If you are consistently getting stressed and none of these tips help, visit your doctor.