5 Ways To Help Boost Your Immune System

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With Autumn and Winter slowly approaching I am trying to think of ways to boost my immune system to keep those pesky bugs and colds away. 

Below I have listed 5 ways to help boost your immune system. 

1. Drink 

It sounds really simple but a lot of us don't drink enough, especially water.  I know I don't, I really struggle to drink. Drinking plenty of fluids when ill will help keep your body hydrated as well as helping to flush any bugs through your system, they say you should aim for about 2 litres a day. 

As well as drinking water  drink ginger and honey in hot water, not only will it help sooth sore throats but will also help clear sinuses and boost your immune system. I've started to drink more of this regardless if I'm ill or not as ginger has so many health benefits. From reducing inflammation, to pain reduction and reducing sickness. I remember when I was pregnant I lived of Ginger biscuits for the first 12 weeks!  

2. Eating Well 

Eat plenty of foods packed with vitamins and minerals. Foods such as kale, fish, garlic, ginger, fennel and blueberries are perfect for the fight against colds.  Prepare from fresh and make some delicious homemade meals not only will they taste great but you will be packing yourself with all the goodness your body needs. 

3. Supplements 

If you need an extra helping hand then supplements is another way. I am currently using the Seven Sea's range perfect 7 for women and I'm feeling pretty good.  It's specially designed for women to support you from the inside focusing on the following seven areas. 

1. Skin & Nails – Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and nails

2. Hair – Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair 
3. Energy – Magnesium contributes to energy yielding metabolism
4. Brain – DHA contributes to normal brain function
5. Vision – Vitamin B2 contributes to maintenance of normal vision 
6. Heart – EPA & DHA contribute to the normal function of the heartᵻ 
7. Hormonal Activity – Vitamin B6 helps to regulate hormonal activity

4. Sleep 

Rest and sleep as much as you can, aim to sleep for at least 8 hours a night. That is a lot easier said then done if your a parent, but once the kids are in bed get an early night yourself. Sleeping helps your body to repair and protect to fight off colds so get those zzz's in whilst you can. 

5. Exercise 

Exercising is a perfect way to get you in shape but did you know its also good for preventing colds? Moderate exercise helps to strengthen the immune system.  I would prefer to hit the gym for a couple hours a week  then to be stuck inside for a week with a stinking cold. If you don't have time to go to the gym then you can do plenty of fitness videos from home and even off YouTube.

What do you do to help prevent colds?

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