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How to: Boost your immune system

Everything in your lifestyle affects your body, including your immune system.  Incorporating healthier habits into your routine can keep your immune system in prime fighting shape. You might not even realize that you are hindering your immune system's full potential. Keep reading to see how you can give your body the best fighting chance possible, and see if any of your current habits are actually hurting your health.

Sleep

If you don't get enough sleep, you might notice that you get sick a lot easier. Lacking sleep can actually lead to higher stress levels and can lead to inflammation in your body. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night will be beneficial to your health.

Exercise

Exercise can boost your body's feel-good chemicals, and can also help you to sleep better, which will give your immune system more of a fighting chance. A 30-minute walk daily can even help your immune system to fight an infection.

Diet

Eating too many sugary carbs can negatively affect the immune system cells that attack bacteria, even lasting for a couple hours after consuming sugar. Incorporating foods rich in nutrients and vitamins, along with zinc, can give you a good boost. Some of these foods include kiwi, berries, citrus and even garlic.

Nutriair

If you really want to give your immune system the best arsenal, pick up Nutriair B-12 and Nutriair Immune, this powerhouse duo will give you all of the nutrients you need to combat any sickness that winter throws your way.

Sense of humor

Laughter is the best medicine,  it actually curbs your stress hormones and increases white blood cell production that will fight any infection.

Stress

If you have chronic stress, your body produces a steady stream of stress hormones that will suppress your immune system. Try meditating or working out to blow off steam, or even connecting with people you love to lower these stressful feelings.


Winter isn't over yet – don't let the thaw fool you into false security. Now is the time to amp up your nutrient intake and charge through the last leg of the cold months.