Six Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally Before You Get Sick - Gatous News

Six ways to boost your immune system naturally before you get sick

Your immune system is your first line of defense when you’re battling a common cold, flu or other cold-weather illness. Your immune system helps you heal and stay well. To work well your immune system needs healthful foods, exercise and low stress. But, be careful because too much of an inflammatory response can lead to chronic (long term) illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. So how can you support your immune system and balance its response so you get and stay healthy?

Here are six healthy living strategies you can use to boost your immune system:

  1. drink plenty of fluids
  2. exercise regularly
  3. limit stress
  4. get plenty of sleep
  5. include probiotics from foods or supplements
  6. eat a colorful, well-balanced diet.

1. Water is essential for immune health

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Water is still the best thing you can drink. Each person varies, but aim to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. That can be hard to do. Your body get dehydrated after hours of sleep, so drink a glass of water right away when you wake up. If you struggle with drinking enough water, set reminders throughout the day or drink a glass of water before each meal. Caffeine-free hot tea can count as part of your daily water tally.

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