Although we strive to be healthy, sometimes your immune system just can’t stay as strong as you’d like. You’ve been told for years that an apple a day will keep the doctor away, but did you know there are other ways to naturally boost your immune system? According to Natural Health Magazine, one in 12 people with the common cold shows no symptoms. Here are some tried and true methods to boost your immune system:
Acupuncture is an up-and-coming form of alternative medicine that’s captivating people looking for alternative methods to care for their bodies. You can stop viruses and illnesses from entering your body and making you sick by getting poked four times each year – when the seasons change.
A good night’s rest can cure just about anything and boost your immune system. With such a busy life, we know it can be hard to get enough sleep each night, but it’s important to make this a priority. Sleep can keep your digestive, cardiovascular, and nervous systems in check, which can in turn prevent heart disease, diabetes, depression and arthritis.
Not only will exercise make you feel better, but it will keep your immune system in line. Aim to get at least 40 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. This will help to strengthen T-cells and your antibody response to illnesses.
You’d be amazed at how many germs brushing alone can leave behind in your mouth. Because brushing your teeth won’t get everything, flossing is important. Flossing your teeth just once a day can help prevent heart disease and cancer. It can also add up to 6.4 years onto your life!
Listen to Music
Listen to your favorite tunes and dance like no one’s watching. Natural Health Magazine states that listening to music for 50 minutes each day can increase the levels of an antibody that helps your body destroy illness. Music can also lower stress hormone levels.
If you want to boost your immune system and relieve tension, laughing is the way do so. A good, deep laugh can increase the functionality of the cells in your body that fight against infections and disease.
What do you think, moms? Have you tried any of these methods?