13 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System

   1.  Kick Back and Relax

Some stress can be a good thing. It helps your body get ready for a challenge. But if it lasts too long, that’s bad news. Studies show it can weaken your body's defense system. Avoid it when you can. Make it a point to unwind and do things you enjoy. Start a garden in your back yard , read a book, get massage, have a spa day with a friend! There must be somethings that relaxes you.

  1. Get Your Groove On

It doesn't just make you feel good -- it's good for you, too. One study found a link between a healthy immune system and how often you get busy. Those who made love more often had higher levels of a cold-fighting substance in their bodies.

  1. Find a Furry Friend

There's a reason we call them "man's best friend." Dogs and other pets aren’t just good buddies. They also give us a reason to exercise and boost our health in many  other ways. Pet owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and healthier hearts. Dogs can help your child’s immune response and make him less likely to get allergies.

doing. Especially  during this trying times of COVID-19 pandemic! Call Mom or Dad more often. Talk or text  to that unfriendly relative that talks about you all the time.

 

   4. Build Your Social Network

We all know friends are important, but strong social ties can also have a big effect on your health. People with healthy relationships are likely to outlive those with poor social ties. Want to broaden your circle? Volunteer, take a class, or join a group that interests you. And nurture the bonds you already. Call that relative that you have not talked to in a long time or that friend .




  1. Look on the Bright Side

When you think good thoughts, your body’s defenses work better. Want to stay in your happy place? Savor the things you enjoy. Look for a silver lining -- even in tough times -- and try not to dwell on the bad stuff.  Have you heard of look at the glass as half full instead of half empty. Think positive thoughts, you are what you think. Draw positive energy with people that think positive and have good a good outlook in life. Nagative individuals are surrounded with negative energy and that can weigh you down,  depress you, leaving you with no energy.



  1. Have a Laugh

A giggle or two is good for you. Not only does it make you feel better, there’s no downside. One study found that after people laughed out loud at funny videos, their immune systems worked better. But we aren’t sure yet if that means less illness in the long run. As the adage goes, laughter is the best medicine improves your Blood pressure and much more. Watch a comedy stat.

  1. Eat the Rainbow

 Eat colorful fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants. These nutrients guard against free radicals, molecules that can harm your cells. To get a wide range, go for oranges, green peppers, broccoli, kiwi, strawberries, blue berries, carrots, watermelon, papaya, leafy greens, and cantaloupe etc.

  1. Think About Herbs and Supplements

Some of these products can help your immune system, but we need more research to know for sure if they’re really good for you. Because they can interact with other medicines, let your doctor know if you want to try them. He can help you decide which ones are safe for you. Omega 3 fatty acids for instance can help with your cholesterol, make sure you ask your doctor.

  1. Move Your Body

Exercise is a simple way to rev up your defense system. It can also ease stress and make you less likely to get osteoporosis, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. You’ll get the most bang for your workout buck if you do about half an hour a day. It doesn’t have to be hard-core. Any type of movement can help ride a bike, walk, do yoga, swim, or even play golf or even dance.

 

  1. Get a Good Night's Sleep

Without it, your immune system won’t have the strength it needs to fight off illness. Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. To get better shut-eye, you need to stick to a regular bedtime schedule, stay active during the day, skip caffeine and booze near bedtime, keep the bedroom cool, and give yourself time to unwind at the end of the day listen to calm.

  1. Cut Back on the Booze

Alcohol plays a major role in how we socialize and celebrate. But too much can weaken your defenses and cause you to get sick more often. How much is too much? More than two drinks a day for men and more than one for

  1. Kick the Nicotine Habit

Do your immune system a favor and give up smoking. If it takes you a couple of tries before you quit for good, hang in there! Ask your doctor for advice on how to make this major life change. Stay away from secondhand smoke  too, keep trying you can start by cutting back and don’t give up if you relapse .

  1. Wash Your Hands

Send those germs down the drain before your body ever has to fight them off. Use soap and clean, running water. Wash for at least 20 seconds. If you don't have access to soap and water, a hand sanitizer can help (unless your skin is caked with dirt and grease). Just know that it won’t remove all the germs and other bad stuff. Choose one with at least 60% alcohol or 70% isopropanol, especially during this Pandemic. Hand hygiene is an important part of the US response to the international U.S. response to COVID-19. The CDC recommendations recommend this important role to prevent  spread of infections and pathogens.

 

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