Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
Do These 10 Things in Your Kitchen to Lose Weight
Healthy Recipes
Try These Protein-Packed, Healthy Thai Shrimp Wraps From a Yogi's Kitchen
Salads
How to Pack Salads So They're Fresh All Week

Give your Immune System a Boost

I am paranoid about the flu, I'll admit it. So I'm putting my paranoia to good use and figuring out simple ways to boost my immune system and I would like to share them with you.

One of the easiest ways is to sleep at least 7 - 9 hours a night. For me, this might mean going to bed a little early since I am not always in control of my wake up time. My 20 month old daughter IS my alarm clock.

Or course exericise is beneficial too - it is my answer for all the ills of the world. Working out helps to strengthen your immune system and increases the body’s natural virus-killing cells. This is why if you have a little cold it is good to do a light work out.

Eating nuts and sunflower seeds also gives your immune system a little boost since they are high in Vitamin E. Vitamin C might get all the press, but Vitamin E is the unsung hero of your immune system since it helps stimulate the production of natural killer cells that seek out and destroy germs. It helps you fight the good fight.

I'm going to chomp on some seeds right now.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
cool to know about vit. E!!!
Are Naps Good For You?
How Sleep Can Help Your Career
Could Cuddling at Night Hurt Your Relationship?
Reasons You Can't Sleep
Tips For Managing Stress
How to Feel More Energized
Tips For Sleeping Better

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X