With the continual presence of COVID19 cases spiking in some areas and the expectations of cold and flu season approaching your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
•Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
Regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living. It improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases. Just like a healthy diet, exercise can contribute to general good health and therefore to a healthy immune system. It may contribute even more directly by promoting good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
•Maintain a healthy weight.
•If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
•Get adequate sleep.
•Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
•Try to minimize stress.