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  • Writer's pictureSteve Feller

Ways to Build Your Immune System

With the current pandemic, we are all worried about our own immune system. I want to give you a few tips on how to help your immune system out. But first, to remain healthy we also need to try and avoid germs, by washing our hands, don’t touch our face and keep your distance from people that our sick. But as much as this can help, we should also try and build our immunity up.

First let us look at some foods that can help, whole and low processed is the best choice. Allicin, a compound in garlic, is well-known for boosting the immune system. Keep the gut bacteria healthy with probiotics and prebiotics that contain fiber. Then go heavy on antioxidants and vitamin C, these vitamins can do so much for immunity. One other key vitamin that we need is vitamin D, a deficiency may increase your susceptibility to infection This is one of the reasons I talk so much about eating healthy, foods can do much for our overall health.

One of the other things I talk a lot about is exercise, having a strong body will help you fight of those bad bugs. Exercise can help reduce stress, which plays a big part of breaking down our immune system. Stress can do so much damage to our minds and body. Doing some yoga or meditations can help relieve stress. One last part of one of the lifestyles helps, is getting enough sleep. Sleep helps restore and rebuild the body. We all need seven to eight hours of sleep each night, exercise will also help with sleep.

Stay positive and living a positive life can help with stress, thus helping us improve our immunity. Our mind can play a big role in remaining healthy and recovering from an illness.

In the times we live in today, it is so important to keep our immunity up and push to be health. As we age and we get less active, maybe gain some weight, our immunity suffers with it.

Health Over Fifty is process of a proper balance of mind, exercise, eating and lifestyle. With all of this it builds a stronger body and a more immune body.

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