How to supercharge your back to school wellness routine!
As the world starts to transition into a new season, it’s common for many individuals to experience health issues. One theory that many individuals believe is that when children go back to school, their close contact with others is what causes them to get sick. While this may seem like a reasonable explanation, just being around more people doesn’t lead to sickness on its own. In fact, people go to crowded places such as amusement parks or travel to foreign countries during the summertime without any issue. So what could be causing so many people to get sick right now?
Multiple research studies show that having robust immune systems can keep illnesses at bay. The presence of bacteria such as Strep and Staph in and on our bodies is a normal occurrence, but these bacteria don’t make us sick unless our immune defenses are down. Stress plays a significant role in reducing our immune system defenses, especially during times of transition such as returning to school. During this time, individuals may experience stress due to new schedules, new expectations, less sleep, more sitting, different foods, and so on, which can overload our bodies.
Luckily, there are ways to reduce stress and support the immune system, even during the transition back to school. Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate stress on the body, and getting adequate sleep, consuming balanced meals, and regular exercise can all help the body to function properly. Reducing screen time and supplementing with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D, Omega 3s, Magnesium, and Probiotics can help fill in nutritional gaps and support the immune system. By following these tips, individuals can stay in tip-top health and thrive during the school year.