Many people don't realize how important a healthy immune system is and how it can affect our everyday life. The immune systems helps to the body to defend against bacteria that may cause infection, viruses, diseases and then some. When your immune system is low and/or not functioning properly you can be more susceptible to these common everyday problems. Also if your immune system is low you may feel low on energy, irritable, and sluggish. On the other hand when your immune system is functioning properly you may have energy, be in a better mood, and have better focus. Down below are 10 ways that can help to boost your immune system.
Exercise- try to exercise on a regular basis this will help to boost circulation and boost your immune system. This will also help you to get better in shape.
Drink plenty of water- this tip is very important are body needs the proper amount of water to be able to function properly. Water also flushes toxins and impurities that are in our body.
Proper rest- 8 hours of sleep is a good amount of time to sleep. Try your best to get your proper rest. Are body needs to rest in order to re-cooperate for the next day. When you do not get the proper rest that can have a great effect on your immune system.
Eating right- eating the right foods can provide great benefits to your immune system. Try to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Especially vitamin c this is very good for your health. Try you best to stay away from unhealthy foods that contain a lot of grease, fat, preservatives and toxins. These food can have a very negative effect on your overall health.
Clean hands- washing your hand more frequently can help to cut down to bacteria and germs. You should especially make sure your hands are clan before you eat or are touching anything that may be entering your body. If possible try to keep hand sanitizer on hand the are many germs an surfaces everywhere in are everyday life.
Stress- stress will have a great effect on your health. Try so stay stress free the best that you can. Try to stay out of stressful situations or try out different stress relievers like taking a walk, listening to music, laughing and/or taking up a hobby.
Watch toxins- toxins such as smoking cigarettes and/or drug abuse is very harmful to your body as well as your overall health. Try to stay away from these or environments that may contain these toxins. Even second hand smoke can have a effect on the well being of your body.
Harsh weather- if you do have to deal with the harsh elements take the proper precautions. If you are dealing with extreme weather like during the cold months in the winter bundle up and be sure that your are properly covered and warm. Also especially sure that your chest is properly covered if not that is the best way to catch a cold. If you are dealing with the harsh heat in the summer be sure to stay hydrated and that you have plenty fluids in your body to help to eliminate the risk of dehydration.
Changing your clothes- try to change into your house wear when you arrive home if you have no place else to go. Your clothes have been exposed to the outside environment that may carry germs and bacteria. If you have had a long day and are tired and do not have the energy at that moment to change your clothes try laying on the couch for a second instead of your bed.
Clean house- try keeping your house as clean as possible. Try cleaning and dusting on a regular. If dust is accumulating in your house you are breathing that in which can effect your health and immune system.