You know you're suppose to get your flu shot, right? Of course. Every Fall, preferably before flu season sets in you're suppose
to find a doctor, nurse or pharmacist that can administer you a shot at immunity
from 5-7 days of fever, chills and malaise during the winter season. Okay, got it.
But did you know how you feel when you get said shot could potentially affect the effectiveness of the immune boost?!? In a study published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity
, preliminary research seemed to demonstrate a link between your mood when getting the flu shot and higher flu antibody levels weeks after receiving the shot. Researchers noted, "... the team speculates that there could be both a link between positive moods and healthier lifestyles, and a biological pathway linking the immune system and the brain mechanisms that regulate our moods
Interesting potential link and one worth trying. So when you're scheduling your flu shot in the next few weeks it might worth planning it around something that truly makes you happy
- lunch with a friend, a yoga class, manicure, etc. It can't hurt and it just may help! Want to discover more ways to Live Life Inspired with a focus on style, health and simplicity? Sign up to receive Inspired by Dawn's email newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.