Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Ways to Boost Your Immune System

There are hundreds of products that either advertise to help boost your immune system or people promote them, claiming they reduce certain ailments.  Unfortunately not all of them work or might not be right for you.  Everyone gets sick at some point in their lives, but some of us seem to get sick more often than others.  There can be many factors that contribute to one’s susceptibility for getting sick, including health, lifestyle, genetics, and age.  While some of these are not changeable, your lifestyle is one that you can work to improve upon.  Here are some easy lifestyle changes you can make to help boost your immune system:

  • Get enough sleep. Adults can vary on the hours of needed sleep that they require each night. Know how much sleep you need each night and work to ensure you are getting it.
  • Manage your stress. Combat your stress levels by regularly participating in healthy activities to relax and unwind. Recognize your signs of stress and know what works for you to prevent it from getting worse.
  • Eat healthy. Having a healthy diet contributes to a healthy lifestyle which can boost your immune system.
  • Exercise regularly. Regular physical activity also can help your health. Find the right exercise for you and work to maintain it.
  • Wash your hands. Practicing regular hand washing can reduce the number of germs you come in contact with.
  • Visit your healthcare provider regularly. Talk with your healthcare provider about your lifestyle and consult with them on any changes that might need to occur.

As with any health changes, it’s important to consult your healthcare provider on what is right for you.  For more information on boosting your immune system and the source, click here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system

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