9 Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System
It can happen in the blink of an eye. One day, everyone’s fine, and the next, your friends, coworkers, and roommates drop one by one into the miserable abyss of flu season.
If you fear the dreaded illness is coming for you next, don’t stockpile the tissues yet. Beyond getting a flu shot and washing your hands religiously, the best line of defense comes from simple, healthy habits
Below are nine natural ways to support your immune system. Because who has time for a sick day? (Just kidding. Everyone needs time to recuperate. Please, take a sick day if you need it.)
1. Sleep like a regular human being.
It’s tempting to binge-watch your favorite show until 3 a.m. But research shows that staying up all night can wreak havoc on your immune system, making you more likely to catch a virus and making it even harder to fight it off.
Do your body a favor: Ditch the late night screen time and get the recommendedseven to eight hours of sleep a night.