Maintain Your Healthy Immune Function

It is not uncommon to ‘feel like a cold is coming on’ when training volume is at its peak. The following are tips to help maintain healthy immune function, as you place greater demands on your body:

  • Choose foods that contain probiotics (kefir & yogurt with live and active cultures, kimchi & sauerkraut) – Probiotics are beneficial forms of gut bacteria that help stimulate the natural digestive juices & enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. Probiotics can deliver health benefits when consumed live.
  • Consume adequate fluids throughout the day – Although there is limited evidence showing the direct effects of dehydration on immune function, dehydration has been postulated as one of the possible mechanisms leading to immune dysfunction in marathon runners – Korey Stinger Institute (www.ksi.uconn.edu).

 

 


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