With autumn just around the corner, that means cold and flu season. If you’re looking for some ways to boost your immune system this fall, we’ve got you covered!
Eat Your Veggies
As the seasons change, you’re going to want to make sure you’re eating your veggies (and fruit). Fresh fruit and seasonal vegetables are a great way to load up on antioxidants, essential vitamins, beta-carotene, and zinc. When trying to eat plenty of fruits and veggies, eat the rainbow! A colorful array of fruits and veggies will make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals you need to boost your immune system.
A great way to boost your immune system is to go outside and soak in some fresh air and sunlight. Vitamin D is essential for strengthening your immune system this fall. With the cooler weather heading in, now is a great time for going on walks and hikes without getting uncomfortably hot… which leads us to our next point!
Regular exercise is not only great for you physically, but it can also help keep you healthy this fall. Studies show that moderate exercise may reduce inflammation and even help immune cell regenerate. Staying active and getting regular exercise can also improve your sleep and boost your mood.
Get Your Rest
Your immune system works best when you’ve had plenty of rest. There’s a reason we want to sleep more when we get sick. If you’re well rested, you body is better equipped to battle colds, the flu, and other illnesses. It’s recommended adults get about 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
Get Your Flu Shot
Sometimes your immune system needs a little extra help. This is where the flu shot comes in. Because immunizations introduce your body to a virus, the next time you come in contact with it, your immune system is able to attack the virus instead of being infected.