Hey all, I hope this entry finds you well and healthy. In this article I would like to discuss ways to keep your immune system strong and to keep illness and sickness at bay.  Let's face it, if you are sick you cannot train, and if you cannot train, you cannot reach your goals.

First, let's discuss the aspects that are important in maintaining a healthy immune system. Sleep is obviously number one on my list to keep your immune system strong. In a perfect world we would all get seven to eight hours of sleep, however as we know, it's not a perfect world. If you can, try to get at least 6 hours, and train less intensely on days where sleep has been scarce. http://www.everybodyspersonaltrainer.com/personal_trainers_in_falls_chur...

Next of course is stress. Stress is a major contributor to a weakened immune system. I know it is nearly impossible to eliminate stress from our lives, however, try to be cognizant of the fact that your stress levels will negatively impact your immune system.

Next, like your mother always told you, wash your hands. Make sure you are not touching your eyes, your nose, or your mouth as these are easy ways for germs to enter your body. Make sure you're washing your hands frequently, especially after utilizing the gym or public resources.

Supplementation is also a consideration that should be thoroughly examined. In that perfect world that we discussed you would get all vitamins and minerals through your diet however we are all busy and sometimes cannot eat a well balanced diet. In such a situation a multivitamin / multi-mineral would be a great consideration. Other supplements such as echinacea, D3, and Omega-3s would also yield a great benefit.

Hopefully this entry helps and that you are enjoying your winter and staying healthy.  For more articles feel free to follow my main blog at http://www.everybodyspersonaltrainer.com/eric_leader's_blog.htm

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