Immune System: Dos and Don’ts

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With the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus, it is important now more than ever to practice daily immune health. Although it is unfortunate that individuals across the globe have perished from the virus, it’s time to look at this as a wake-up call for the rest of the world. Building your immune system is a daily practice that should be nursed in order to reach optimal health. There are certain activities that break down your immune system, while others build it up. Here are some of the ways that your immune system can either be strengthened or weakened:

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Don’t:

– Don’t Smoke
Smoking harms your immune system and makes your body susceptible to disease. Your lungs have tiny hair-like structure called cilia, which sweep dirt and bacteria out of your lungs. Smoking can interfere with the cilia inside your lungs.

– Toss Out Junk Food
When the food itself is titled junk, there is no reason you should be putting it into your body. You wouldn’t fill your car with mucky gasoline – so why would you fill your body with junk food? Junk food is usually high in sugar, calories, and fat. Most of it is devoid of vitamins and minerals real food contains. The only thing it does is create a fireworks effect on your taste buds and cause you to gain weight. You can make a decision to start eating healthier foods rather than junk food.

– Over Indulge In Alcohol
Being hung over puts a big damper on your immune system. There’s nothing wrong with drinking in moderation, when it becomes excessive that is when issues can arise.

Do:
– Exercise Regularly
Many individuals believe the only time they need to exercise is when bikini season is coming up, guess what, that’s simply not true. You must be exercising all year around to maintain a healthy immune system. Again, immune health is something you can practice on a daily basis – that’s how you avoid getting sick. Rather than waiting to be sick to start take steps towards immune boosting practices, start now and avoid getting sick all together.

– Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is when your body repairs and destresses itself. The average adult should aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.

– Eat A Healthy Diet
A healthy diet is a lifestyle, not a fad. Initially, it can be challenging to switch to a healthy diet – especially if you are used to a diet of processed foods. A healthy diet consists of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and some lean meats on occasion. It is key to limit the amounts of sodium, trans fats, and sugars you consume.

– Wash your hands frequently

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