Your body is one tough cookie, fighting off illness, staying functional, and being an overall well honed machine. Although it works very well through its own measures even without you paying super close attention to how, it does need help sometimes in building up its defenses. Here are some ways that will boost up your immunity:
1. Enjoy yourself.
Listening to your favorite music, hanging out with friends, and laughing a lot releases the body chemicals and anti-bodies that keep your body healthy and happy. Thinking positively also has the same effect, so trying to keep a bright outlook and cheerful mood will increase your chances of staying healthy.
2. Stay well rested!
Getting a good night’s sleep does more than help you keep bleary eyes at bay, it helps your body to fight off illness and remain balanced. Your skin fares better, mind becomes more focused, and the body works at its best!
3. Get outside.
Fresh air really does a body good! Walk your dog, play touch football with friends, chase your children around the park, just get out and enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise. These activities will not only help your weight stay stable, but will hinder the onset of illnesses because your body’s defenses will be stronger.
4. Eat right.
Having a balanced diet is your body’s best bet at functioning to optimal levels. Lemons and other citrus fruits are fantastic for the immune system, so adding oranges, grapefruits, and more to your diet will give you a tart kick to the day but also build up your immunity. Proteins are also useful for a stable diet and strong immunity as they supply important fuels to the body. Herbal supplements, teas rich in antioxidants, and leafy greens also create balance.
5. Stop smoking/drinking coffee.
Coffee can lead to dehydration and smoking is known to cause a plethora of harmful effects on the body, so stopping both habits will cause a surge in immunity boosting chemicals. Smoking suppresses white blood cells and the caffeine in coffee can deplete needed minerals! Increase water intake if you must have some caffeine.
A healthy body can be fully yours if you take the steps needed daily to boost up your immunity. Treat your body right and it will last you for as long as you live!