How to Support Your Immune System

The immune system plays a vital role in life. How your immune system works determines the quality of your life. A healthy body has a well-working immune system that defends the body from illness. At first, as babies people have low immunity and need colostrum from their mother’s breast milk to help prevent illnesses. As people grow, their system grows to perfection, but its performance may slowly degrade as people become older, naturally causing degenerative syndromes or illnesses due to aging. People usually achieve their prime condition at the 20’s, then start losing their immune performance at the 30’s. The effects increase as people enter the age of 50.

In addition to aging, environmental and emotional life qualities also determine the body’s performance. Unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, pollution, unhealthy sleep pattern, or stress might have an impact on the quality of one’s immune system. The system will weaken, causing the body to be more fragile and easily sickens. That’s why many young people already have signs of degenerative syndromes on them. The weakening of your system may lead to decreasing body’s performance, loss of passion, and physical sickness. They undoubtedly will cause limitations that could be a stumbling block for your career and life. To prevent such things, here are few simple tips on how to strengthen your immune system and increase endurance against sickness.

Have a balanced diet

It’s no secret that what you eat mostly determines what would happen to your body. In order to keep your body at peak condition, you have to eat quality meals that fulfill your body dietary needs. A quality meal isn’t just a meal that contains enough carbohydrate or protein, but also contains compounds that help keeping our system at top condition, such as vitamins and minerals. That’s why eating fruits and vegetables is highly suggested as they contain various vitamins and minerals that act as components of body’s enzymes and bioactive compounds supporting the body’s immune system.

Get enough sleep

A good night sleep of minimum six to eight hours helps increase the system’s performance. Lack of sleep may cause retardation of cells renewal, accumulation of fatigue, and the increase of stress-causing hormones, all of which will aid the weakening of the immune system.

Exercise regularly

By exercising you could develop a certain level of fitness and improve endurance from tiredness and diseases. Physical exercise also stimulates the release of immunity supporting hormones. Exercise is also a good way to reduce stress and replenish you.

Drink much water

Water is the main matrix that makes the blood plasma and transports nutrient across the body. Drinking much water helps the circulation of blood and urine filtration. Water also keeps the temperature of the body and moisture of the skin. The minerals in drinking water nourish skin, and the skin is the first defense mechanism against dirt and infection from the outside.

Relax yourself

Stress may deplete your energy and weaken your system, making you more susceptible to illness. So you should spare some time for relaxation. Going on a vacation, doing recreational activities, meditation and yoga, or simply take a short break from work may help prevent stress accumulation and keep you replenished and refreshed.


Maybe it sounds simple, but it makes real differences. Laughing promotes your system’s performance by reducing stress, sadness, and emotional burdens. Laughing also reduces muscle stiffness and increase body oxygen intake. Try reading and telling jokes that could make your day brighter thus make you happier and healthier.

Have a massage

Massage is one of the best ways to relax after a tough day. A massage improves blood circulation, bringing freshness and replenishment. Massage also reduces your stress. Replenish yourself with a good massage that restores your energy thus prevents physical condition drop.

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