This is the time of year where most people are getting colds and flu. Whilst 1 or 2 colds a year might be normal, if you are getting sick more often than that or they last longer than about a week, there may be things that you are doing/not doing to weaken/support your immune system.
Now the human body is beautifully designed with a system that is able to protect itself from all diseases and is naturally pretty good at doing this, however, there are things in everyday modern life that weaken your body's defences, and lessens it's ability to fight disease.
This post will provide some tips on maintaining a strong immune system.
Diet and Lifestyle
I'm sure everyone is pretty tired of hearing how important your diet is to your health but it is one of the most important facts you'll ever hear. Here are some simple things you could implement to benefit your immune system.
In my last post I spoke about the importance of minimising stress and getting enough good quality sleep. When you are chronically stressed (including sleep deprivation), your immune system is negatively affected. Finding ways to unwind and relax, exercising and recuperating with good sleep is important in supporting you immune system.
Try implementing some of these things into your lifestyle and see the benefits they have on you and your family's health.
My next post will be focused on herbal remedies to aid in treating colds and flu once they come about.