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The best “booster” for your immune system is simply a healthy lifestyle. If it’s good for your body in general, it’s good for your immune system. Regular exercise, good sleep, and a healthy ...

The best “booster” for your immune system is simply a healthy lifestyle. If it’s good for your body in general, it’s good for your immune system. Regular exercise, good sleep, and a healthy diet are boosters

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  • Common Sense Tips for Boosting Your Immune System
  • The cold and flu season always revs up a lot of attention and advertisingaround the latest ways to “boost” your immune system.As exciting as that may sound, researchers still have a lot to learn aboutthis complex component of our health and well-being.
  • Our immune response is truly a system in every sense. It’s made up of alot of moving parts and intricate interactions, some of which remain abit mysterious.But like any system, it’s safe to say that our immune system functionsbest when all of its components are balanced and functioning as theyshould.
  • The best “booster” for your immune system is simply a healthy lifestyle.If it’s good for your body in general, it’s good for your immune system.Regular exercise, good sleep, and a healthy diet are boosters; smokingis not.As complicated as our immune systems may be, helping them to run atpeak performance only takes a little common sense.
  • Boost your immune systems with these recommendations from theHarvard Medical School:• Don’t smoke• Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.• Exercise regularly.• Maintain a healthy weight.• Control your blood pressure.• 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.• Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.
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