GIVE ME A BOOST: TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER IMMUNE SYSTEM
Eat right and help the fight
A well-functioning immune system starts with a good diet. Deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E can have a negative impact on your immune system, while proper levels give your immune system the cold and flu fighting ammo it needs. Integrating a daily helping of fruits, vegetables and whole grains into your diet is an easy way to help both your immune system and your waistline. Get some ideas on our Grab and Go list for immunity boosting foods and drinks you can easily take on-the-go.
Workout to keep germs out
Lower stress, raise immunity
Sleep longer, stay healthier
When you’re busy around the clock, getting a proper amount of sleep can be a challenge. But getting a good night’s sleep is important for maintaining a strong immune system. During sleep, your immune system releases proteins that help fight infection and inflammation. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these. Also, infection-fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when you don't get enough sleep. The optimal amount of sleep for most adults is seven to eight hours nightly, while kids may need nine to ten hours.