LIVING STRONG! Exercise to Strengthen  The Immune System   

Ankh wedja seneb “Be alive, strong& healthy!

Even moderate exercise seems to have a beneficial effect on strengthening the body’s immune function, to help fight disease and viruses. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity three days a week. This can include walking, biking, yoga, swimming, or other low impact workouts. Exercising, such as walking, also has an extra benefit – it allows your body to naturally convert Vitamin D from sun exposure. Vitamin D also helps strengthen the immune system. 

For seniors, a short 10-minute walk around the block may be a good way to start or try yoga and Tai Chi for improved flexibility and a boost to mental and emotional health

In addition to exercise and staying active, other  lifestyle choices for all ages    include eating a healthy diet rich in fresh  fruits and vegetables (including immune boosting foods such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, spinach, yogurt, almonds, sunflower seeds, tumeric, green tea, papaya, kiwi) , lowering your stress level, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking and cutting back on sugar.