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Give Your Immune System a Natural Boost

Date: 06/01/20

All of us want to be as healthy as we can be. This means we must protect our immune systems and strengthen them to the best of our abilities. Fortunately, there are many actions we can take to naturally boost the body’s immunity. Read on for four ways you can improve your health.

Eat more fruits and vegetables.

What you eat is an important part of how you feel. Nutritious foods—especially fresh produce—can boost mood and protect the body from disease. As a general rule, try to incorporate one or two servings of fruits and vegetables into each meal. This might look like slicing up a banana on toast with nut butter or roasting broccoli to eat as a side dish.

Start a sleep hygiene habit.

Quality sleep is essential for keeping your mind and body healthy. Many people have trouble falling or staying asleep, and if this is an issue for you, developing a sleep hygiene routine could be just what you need. Things like your daytime physical activity level, your bedroom lighting, your intake of stimulants and what temperature you keep your home can make a huge difference in your ability to sleep well.

Move your body.

Getting daily exercise can have profound impacts on health. Whether you’re lifting weights, jogging or dancing to your favorite music, it’s a win. Regular exercise and physical activity can help you manage weight and chronic health conditions, plus give you more energy while improving sleep.

Observe good food safety.

Many of us have to prepare meals for ourselves and those we love. When we do, there are a number of behaviors we can control in the kitchen to protect our immune systems. Beyond washing hands, utensils and surfaces, it’s important to observe food safety rules such as keeping certain raw meats separate, cooking food to the correct temperature and making sure to refrigerate food promptly.

 

SOURCES:

How to Boost Your Immune System
Can Changing Your Diet Make You Happier?
The Importance of Good Sleep Hygiene
Frequently Asked Questions About Alcohol
Exercise: 7 Benefits of Physical Activity