5 Easy Steps You Can Take to Improve Immune Function
Your immune system keeps you healthy by protecting your body against disease-causing microorganisms, like bacteria and viruses. You can support optimal immune function through smart everyday lifestyle choices.
5 Steps to Improving Your Immune System
You don't have to survive on green juice and run marathons to boost your immune function. These simple habits will help.
1. Eat Immune-Boosting Foods
Food gives your body’s organs and systems – including the immune system – the energy they need to operate. Your daily intake should consist of whole grains, lean proteins, and fresh vegetables and fruits.
Include immune-boosting foods, like citrus, which is rich in vitamin C – a nutrient shown to support immune function.
2. Get Your Exercise
Exercise helps to flush bacteria out of the lungs, reducing your odds of getting sick. It also influences the production of white blood cells, your immune system's infection-fighting agents.
Aim to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity, at least three days per week.
3. Make Sleep a Priority
The average American adult should get at least seven hours of sleep per night. Failing to get your Z’s can negatively impact your immune system.
Prioritize sleep by making your bedroom a snooze-friendly zone. Buy blackout curtains to keep out extra light and invest in a white noise machine.
4. Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes
Excessive alcohol consumption is linked to various health issues, from high blood pressure to cancer. It also weakens immune function. To reduce your risk, follow the recommendations for alcohol consumption.
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