Immunity from the Inside Out

Immunity from the Inside Out

Health and fitness goals are unique and personal. While there are a variety of goals to aim for, two areas of focus with breadth and depth are nutrition and physical activity. As we continue to focus on staying well during this COVID-19 season, it’s important to consider nourishing our immune system with foods we eat. In this short article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, they provide a snapshot of nutrients to be mindful of in our diets. You are probably eating these key nutrients daily, so pat yourself on the back! But before you do, identify these food sources in your meals and take mental note. If you find yourself heavy in one nutrient and light in another, brainstorm ways to up the intake of the missing or lacking nutrients to reach a healthy balance of these immune supporting nutrients. When in doubt, toss in some veggies or add some fruit to your salad or snack.

Workout/Exercise Spotlight: Supersets

Shape shares:

At its very core, a superset workout is simple: alternating sets of two different exercises with no rest in between. For example, doing a set of biceps curls and a set of triceps dips, alternating until you’ve completed all the sets.

The weekly add-on exercise: 10 diamond push-ups

Our progression: 10 push-ups, 10 squats, 10 mountain climbers, 10 lunges (each leg), 10 diamond push-ups.

By Victoria Emmitt RD

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