Bottom Line: Thank goodness for the immune system! Did you know that you encounter bacteria that could make you sick each and every day? Your immune system is fighting to keep you healthy 24/7, and when it’s not at 100%, you’ll get a signal – like a runny nose – that sickness may be on the way. No one wants to be sick, and recent research indicates that some simple changes may help strengthen your immune system and keep you from getting sick.
Why it Matters: People who rarely get sick, take proactive steps to keep their immune system in tip-top shape so that it can fight off almost anything that it comes in contact with. By making smart choices, you can ensure that your immune system remains strong.
- Be sure to eat a healthy diet of veggies and lean meats to boost your immune system.
- Exercise daily to keep your body (and mind) strong.
- Take steps to decrease stress and improve your overall well-being.
Next Steps: Make this one of your healthiest years yet! Start taking proactive steps to boost your immune system today. A robust immune system will help you stay healthy, active, and keep enjoying the things you love with the people you love.
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