During this time, many of us are quarantined at home. Some of us are feeling isolated, others depressed, and some even fearful. Truthfully, these are very justified feelings – as we are facing some very challenging times. However, there is one simple action that can help you combat all of these feelings while simultaneously serving as an immune booster. Exercising several times a week is the single most effective way to improve your overall health and immune system.
The Answer is in Activity
While we are currently being asked to stay inside – there are exceptions for people getting out of their homes to participate in light exercise close to home. This most likely stems from the undeniable benefits of exercise. Let’s take a look closer look at them.
Exercise is capable of enhancing our mood. This is made possible by exercise’s ability to increase our serotonin levels. Serotonin is responsible for regulating your mood, sleep, and appetite. Do you find yourself eating more while you’re stuck indoors? Perhaps you’re experiencing a dip in serotonin!
When exercising outside, the benefits are also two-fold. Being outside exposes you to sunlight, which helps your body produce Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining our overall health by; mineralizing bones, facilitating wound healing, and more. However, it’s important to also note that our brains are replete with Vitamin D receptors. Vitamin D also enhances our mood and energy levels. Conversely, a lack thereof hinders your mood and overall health.
Exercise is an Effective Immune Booster
Exercise acts as an immune booster in many ways. The perspiration brought about by exercising helps us flush out toxins that may otherwise stress our organs and leave us susceptible to infection. Additionally, exercise enhances immunosurveillance – which is your body’s detection mechanism for cancer and pathogens. Exercise speeds this process up, which may be useful in keeping you healthy and activating immune responses earlier.
Wanting to Utilize Exercise as an Immune Booster But Are Held Back By Injuries and/or Aches and Pains? ROSM Can Help!
We understand that many individuals are looking to return to their normal exercise routine, but they’re hindered by nagging aches and pains. Right now, it’s more important than ever to focus on your health and wellness and become active again.
At Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (ROSM), we’re all about keeping our patients active, healthy, and pain-free. Utilizing state-of-the-art treatments, such as PRP therapy, and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), we’re capable of regenerating tissues and restoring our patient’s normal joint function. Ultimately, this helps them return to their normal activity levels and enhances their quality of life.
ROSM offers a different approach to healing. Many of our treatments are minimally-invasive, outpatient procedures. Additionally, we operate at our state-of-the-art treatment facilities in a sterile environment. Most of our patients are able to return to their normal activities within 8 to 12 weeks.
Daily activity and exercise is an integral portion of staying healthy and fit. However, some of us are dealing with debilitating injuries that are keeping us from exercising. If this sounds all too familiar to you, we urge you to contact ROSM today and begin your journey back to an active, healthy lifestyle.