Immune function is a pretty popular topic these days and for good reason! With many of us helping out our elderly parents or neighbors it’s extremely important to stay healthy. In conjunction with a healthy diet, a restful night’s sleep and a mind-body practice, getting regular exercise can help reduce inflammation and boost your immune system.
One study from UC San Diego found: “Inflammation is a vital part of the body’s immune response. It is the body’s attempt to heal itself after an injury; defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria; and repair damaged tissue.”
With the gyms closed down (or slowly opening up) and access to gym equipment limited for many, what are some ways to pass the time while getting in your cardio?
Here are three ways that we love to pass the time while still getting in a great workout.
- Get hooked on listening to a podcast, that way you look forward to getting in some cardio! We love:
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
Unlocking Us: Brene Brown
The Happy Mom’s Show
Serial Season 1
Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.
Mind Body Green
Unruffled by Janet Landsbury
- Have a High School Music Reunion, think about a song from your youth and have Spotify or Pandora make a radio station around it. You might be surprised at how many words you still know! For me, that’s Hip Hop BBQ on Pandora and as you know, damn it feels good to be a gangster.
- Download an Audiobook, this is a great time to check out your local library’s audiobook selection or get a loan from a friend via Audible or through your Amazon Prime subscription. Learn, laugh, or cry choose what suits you during this time.
If you know you want to be healthier but aren’t sure where to start or how to make it work in your life, reach out to us and schedule a consultation call to see if health coaching is for you.
Integrated health coaching is a partnership between you and your coach to help you make small changes in your life that make a big difference in your overall health.