I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.

– Sting

The best way to avoid sickness is to practice healthy habits. Especially when colds and the flu are going around, you should wash your hands and avoid touching your face and sharing drinks. On top of these external precautions, you can also focus on your body’s internal defenses.

There are several simple steps you can take to improve your immune system naturally. The human body is built to protect itself and fight off illnesses. By taking proactive steps to boost your immune system, you can help keep your body healthy and happy.

Stop Harmful Habits

The first step to boosting your immune system is to cut harmful habits out of your life. These may be hard habits to break, but doing so will drastically improve your bodies health. Stop smoking and drink alcohol in moderation are two significant steps to improving your health and boosting your immune system.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Eating a balanced diet not only helps to improve your health overall, but when you focus on a diet high in fruits and vegetables, your body gets the nutrients it needs to keep your immune system running strong. Focusing on certain foods will help you get the nutrients you need to live a healthy life. For example:

Stay Fit

Staying active is key to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Because exercising is vital to maintaining a healthy body in general, staying fit is essential if you want to help naturally boost your immune system. Regularly working out promotes good circulation throughout the body. Having good blood circulation helps the cells of your immune system cycle through the body more efficiently. Adding some light cardio to your daily routine can help get your blood circulating and improve your overall wellness.

Sleep Well and Reduce Stress

A good night’s sleep is essential to keeping your immune system in check. Studies show that during sleep, your immune system works at its peak performance. So if you’re looking to boost your immune system naturally, you can start by improving your sleep patterns. Some ways to promote healthy sleep and low-stress levels are:

By implementing these factors into your daily routine, you can get on a better, more efficient sleep schedule. Sleeping well also helps reduce stress, ultimately promoting a healthy immune system.

Supplement Your Body’s Collagen Levels

If you’re focusing on health and wellness as a way to boost your immune system, adding collagen to your diet is a great way to improve your collagen levels. Collagen is a protein that acts as the bond that holds your muscles, tendons, and tissue together. Collagen is also known to help support gut health. The many benefits of collagen four your gut help to support your body’s immune system. Collagen works in the gut by rebuilding the gut’s tissue with essential amino acids.

Along with helping to improve gut health and immunity, you will also see an improvement with skin, hair, and nail health. Collagen also works to increase energy levels and help the body stay active. All of these benefits can help keep your immune system strong and healthy.

Focus On A Healthy Life

I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you’re in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.

– Bob Barker

When trying to boost your immune system naturally, the key is to make smart changes that improve your overall wellness. By actively working towards a healthy lifestyle, your immune system will benefit greatly. Along with a healthy immune system, you will be improving your body’s overall health, leading to better weight management, more energy, healthier hair, skin, and nails, and much more. With intentional habit changes, you can beat the flu this up-coming flu season.

About The Author

Mark Edwards is a professional Krav Maga coach, Personal Trainer and passionate advocate for good Krav Maga training. Mark heads up Krav Maga Taunton & Bridgwater and regularly coaches at national Krav Maga instructor training courses. Mark can be contacted on 07986516337