Boosting your immune system

Coronavirus has become a pandemic, the best way to beat back germs and illness is to have a healthy immune system.  Most current cases are impacting the elderly since they usually have a higher chance of having a compromised immune system. However, obesity also compromises the immune system, the United States will be seeing younger people impacted by the virus because as a nation we have a high obesity rate.

 

How can we create a healthy immune system?

 

  • Eat a diet high in fruits & vegetables. 

Don’t like  fruits & veggies then take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement.

  • Exercise regularly! 

Get your butt in the gym!

Check out these workouts you can do on your own – At Home Workouts 

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.  - St. Patty’s Day weekend is upon us, be wise.
  • Get adequate sleep. What is adequate sleep?  

Minimum of 6 hours but target 7 to 8 hours.

Have quality sleep, turn off all electronic devices 30 minutes before going to bed.  

  • Take steps to avoid infection. 

How many times can we say wash your hands frequently!  

Also, something you may not think about but when preparing meals make sure to cook meats thoroughly.

  • Try to minimize stress. 

That can be hard during this time but take the time to just chill.  

Go for a walk in the park, along the water, listen to soothing music, meditate, read a book.  

MAKE time for yourself, just 5 minutes will make a difference.

 

For more insight read the Harvard Health Medical School – How to boost your immune system

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