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Your immune system never rests. It works 24-7 to do the job it does best – destroy foreign invaders. The cells and tissues that make up your immune system are closely interconnected and work together as a team to protect you against viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms that cause illness. In addition, a healthy immune system is important for recognizing and destroying abnormal cells that could multiply out of control and become a cancer.

The good news? A healthy lifestyle keeps your immune system functioning efficiently while making the wrong lifestyle choices can negatively impact the health of your immune system. Here are four simple tips for keeping your immune system healthy.

Don’t Skimp on Nutrition

Excessive calorie restriction a.k.a overly restrictive dieting and not consuming a balanced array of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) makes it harder for your immune system to do its job. Getting adequate protein is vital since components of your immune system, including antibodies, are proteins themselves. In parts of the world where people don’t have adequate nutrition, immunodeficiency is common.

A number of vitamins and minerals also play a role in immune health. Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, selenium and zinc are closely linked with immune health, although a deficiency of any vitamin or micronutrient can upset the delicate balance your immune system needs to function properly.

The take-home message? Eat a healthy, diet of whole foods and an abundance of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that help keep cells, including immune cells, healthy. Limit the amount of fast food, packaged foods and sugar in your diet and choose more nutrient-dense foods.  There’s growing evidence that a high-sugar diet negatively affects immune function too.

Get Your Eight

Another way to keep your immune system healthy is to get a good night’s sleep – every night.  One study showed people who didn’t get enough sleep were more susceptible to illness after being exposed to a virus than those who slept soundly. Adequate sleep is vital for healthy immune function and most people don’t get enough, thanks to late nights spent on the computer. The average person needs between 7 and 8 hours of quality sleep a night for good health.

Why is sleep so important for a healthy immune system? According to research, immune function is closely aligned with the body’s natural circadian rhythms. Lack of sleep disrupts these natural rhythms, thereby interfering with normal immune function. Make sure you’re getting your ZZZs!

Chill Out

Stress is another factor that reduces your immune system’s ability to fight off invaders, but short term and long term stress affect your immune system differently Short-term stress, like being frightened by a bear, may actually enhance your body’s ability to mount an immune response but chronic stress is another story. When you’re “stressed out” for a prolonged period of time, your adrenal glands pump out more of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol suppresses the activity of your immune system, placing you at greater risk for infection. Give your immune system a break by finding ways to deal with stress. Meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises are helpful for some people.

Exercise in Moderation

Research suggests moderate amounts of exercise enhance immune function – but don’t overdo it. Long periods of vigorous exercise are linked with reduced immune function, possibly related to an elevation in cortisol in response to strenuous exercise. People who run marathons are at greater risk for colds during the week after completing their run. On the other hand, 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily like a brisk walk may help your immune system better do its job of protecting you. Stay active, but don’t overtrain.

Take Essential Supplements for Immune Strength

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The Bottom Line?

Lifestyle counts when it comes to keeping your immune system healthy. Make sure you’re making the right choices, and add BioPro-Plus™ to your daily regimen, your health is priceless!

By Alternative Health Concepts

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