The last few months have highlighted the importance of having a strong immune system.
At Motivate Bootcamp, we offer you support and opportunities to improve your overall physical health through a healthy diet, lifestyle and regular exercise. All of these factors play significant roles in our immunity.
Physical Activity to boost immune function
Studies have made the link between physical activity and improvements in both immune markers and overall immune health. This results in lower rates and duration of infection.
Just a short burst of exercise (less than 60 minutes) has been shown to enhance the circulation of immunoglobins, natural killer (NK) cells, T cells, and other key immune cells in the body’s defense against pathogens.
Regular exercise can also affect other factors impacting immunity such as:
-maintaining a healthy weight;
-managing stress and reducing depression and anxiety;
-improving overall quality of life.
Physical activity can also reduce the risk of many common diseases which lead to weakened immune system and vulnerability to other illnesses:
-certain cancers, including breast and colon cancer;
-type 2 diabetes;
-osteoporosis (weak bones).
At our Bootcamps, we offer a whole variety of different exercise sessions including cardio, resistance, core, stretch and walks. We also run Healthy Living workshops on Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Exercise at all Bootcamps to help you build healthy habits and give you tools to put them into practice back home.
Check out our typical schedule for UK Bootcamps & Portugal:
Diet and immunity
Whilst no food or supplement can protect us from disease, having a healthy diet supports the immune system to effectively function and influence the body’s ability to fight infection.
A lack of vitamins and minerals can compromise the immune system.
It is important that we have a healthy, varied diet to ensure we are getting all of the essential nutrients.
This includes eating plenty of fruit and vegetables from quality sources.
Other foods that benefit the immune system include:
We have our own chef who prepares the meals at our inclusive Bootcamp in Portugal, where results are guaranteed and all dietary requirements are accommodated. It’s the ultimate fitness retreat, giving you a break and boost to your healthy & fitness goals.
We even have a brand NEW Bootcamp in Portugal starting next year specifically for Vegan food: