How to Boost Your Immune System

Your immune system is made up of lots of individual parts, which all work together to protect you from infection. Due to its complexity, even scientists don’t fully understand how it all works, but they do know that following a healthy lifestyle will help support each function of your immune system.

Top Tips for supporting your immunity:

  1. Eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and minimise your intake of processed foods
  2. Get a good night’s sleep
  3. Exercise regularly
  4. Maintain a healthy weight
  5. Reduce stress
  6. Follow good hygiene practices
  7. Cut your nails (it may sound like a strange one, but longer fingernails can become a breeding ground for germs)
  8. Avoid smoking
  9. Limit your alcohol intake

And there are a few things you can do to stop germs spreading, if you do get ill:

  1. Cough and sneeze into a tissue and away from other people
  2. Don’t reuse tissues
  3. Don’t go into work (and avoid public places, if you can)
  4. Regularly clean surfaces and door handles around your home
  5. Wash your hands regularly to minimise the spread of germs

Boosting Your Immune System

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