4 ways to boost your immune system

I can’t believe summer is over. Autumn and winter usually ushers in more colds and flus for people because of the amount of time we spend indoors. There are 5 ways to build your immunity naturally to protect yourself from germs and viruses. I picked 4 ways that I really like below:

1. Add Some Sunshine
Researchers are quickly catching on that Vitamin D may be the secret to avoiding colds and flu. Vitamin D plays an important role in strengthening your defense system to better fight any invading viruses and bacteria.

2. Get some exercise
Most of us are aware of all the amazing benefits exercise has for our overall health and well-being. Few of us, however, know that exercise is one of the most powerful ways to boost the immune system. The amount of exercise required to obtain an immune boost is relatively low. Twenty minutes of brisk walking 4-5 times per week has been shown to significantly improve the body’s immune response.

3. Eat healthy
Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables will make sure that your body is getting all the vitamins and minerals essential to fighting off colds and flu. Fruits and vegetables are packed with thousands of phytochemicals.

4. Keep balanced
When we experience stress, the natural balance of the body is affected in ways we could never imagine. In fact, stress takes an enormous toll on the immune system. For this reason, it’s important to find ways to bring the body back into balance. Meditation, prayer, exercise, and yoga are all great ways of taking care of yourself and keeping stress levels low.