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Boost Your Immune System

by Gumer Liston August 26th, 2009 | Exercise, Nutrition
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berriesYour body’s immune system keeps you healthy by preventing infections; it is your first line of defense against substances and organisms that could bring diseases into your body. Your immune system is made up of tissues, cells, and organs that identify and kill pathogens,¬† tumor cells, parasites, and viruses that attack your body. It is important to see to it that your immune system is functioning well. Here are some tips on how to boost your immune system.

The simplest and the most natural way of boosting your immune system is by having a healthy lifestyle. Eat healthy foods; proper nutrition is like the oil that keeps your immune system engine running smoothly. Foods rich in vitamins A and C are known immune system boosters. It is also good to take food supplements like  daily multi-vitamin to ensure that your body gets all the nutrients it needs.

Stress is known to weaken your immune system, so it is important to avoid it. People who are suffering from chronic stress have abnormally lower white blood cell counts, which is a sign of a weakened immune system. But stress is not that easy to avoid, especially in this fast-paced life we have in the urban jungle– many deadlines to meet, many problems to solve, many different kinds of people to deal with each day. These are just some of the many hurdles we need to jump over each day that cause chronic stress. Again, the answer to the unavoidable stress is good nutrition and exercise. Exercise is one of the best stress busters, it cleans up the mind and the body and help build a stronger immune system.

Other important things that may help in boosting your immune system are maintaining a healthy weight and controlling your blood pressure. Little things like washing your hands frequently can help a lot.

A strong immune system is your key to good health. The above tips are simple, but they could mean a lot to your health. If you want to live a healthier life, start boosting your immune system now.

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