How 20PerFit EMS training can help you improve or boost your immune system and stay healthy
17 August, 2020
Having a healthy and active immune system is more important now than ever before. Keeping fit and healthy should be on the top of everyone’s agenda right now, and if there’s anything positive that we can take away from the past few months, it’s that we all have an increased awareness of how important it is to look after our bodies.
When it comes to keeping healthy and boosting your immune system, many people don’t realise that EMS training can be a great aid. We’re taking a look at how EMS boosts the immune system, to give you more confidence to try this new form of exercise.
How Does EMS Boost Your Immune system?
EMS has many benefits such as combating pain, helping to relieve inflammation and aiding the process of weight loss. Alongside those amazing benefits, EMS also helps to increase blood flow and circulation, which improves recovery times and increases blood around the body and to internal organs.
It is thought that this increased blood flow helps to promote cell growth and boost the immune system. By helping the body deliver oxygen and white blood cells across the body, you’re able to help each area of the body to function more efficiently and this helps to boost the immune system overall.
How Does Exercise Boost The Immune System?
Although EMS can feel a lot more gentle than regular exercise, you are still doing a serious workout in a short space of time. Just 20 minutes of EMS can be the equivalent of a 3 hour+ workout and therefore, the amount of physical exercise you’re getting is significant.
Exercise is thought to be great for boosting the immune system and helping with overall health and wellness because it flushes out the lungs and airways which may reduce your chances of getting the cold, flu and illnesses. Exercise also circulates white blood cells more rapidly, meaning that the body can fight illnesses more quickly.
On top of all of this, exercise helps to lower cortisol levels and increase the release of endorphins, which means that your body is in a less stressed state. When in a stressed state, the body can be more susceptible to illnesses so reducing your stress levels reduces the impact on the immune system.
How Else Can We Boost The Immune System?
As well as getting enough exercise and keeping fit, we can also boost our immune system in a variety of ways. Nutrition plays a big role in how well our immune system works, so keeping on top of it will help you to stay healthy. If you’re looking for nutrition tips on the go, take a look at our handy e-book for more information.
To keep the immune system firing you can also:
– Stop smoking: if you smoke, cutting down or quitting altogether will improve your immunity.
– Cut back on alcohol: alcohol decreases the body’s immunity and makes it harder to fight off disease.
– Get enough sleep: aiming for between 7-8 hours of sleep a night (more if you can!) can be a great way to boost immunity.
– Minimise stress where possible: we know that this is easier said than done, but managing stress properly can help to boost immunity.
Are you ready to try EMS training to boost immunity? For more information, take a look at our client testimonials to discover the benefits of EMS training.