If you have less than six hours of good sleep per night this will impact on your immune system and how it copes with infections. Aim for six – eight hours of sleep every night.
Eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, especially those that are rich in Vitamin C, B6 and E: Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, orange juice, red, yellow and green pepper, strawberries, sweet potatoes and tomatoes!
Cut back on the alcohol - alcohol alters the balance in the gut in a negative way that affects the immune system.
Exercising regularly improves your overall fitness, which in turn can really help to boost your immune system and physical activity may help to flush bacteria out of the lungs. Plus when we exercise it increase our immune system activity, which in turn increases the number of white blood cells in the body, which helps to reduce susceptibility to infection. Try our great selection of workout videos that you can do in your own home.
Stress causes an inflammatory response, which in turn causes the body to release too much of the stress hormone cortisol. This weakens our immune system which means we are more susceptible for infections. Take just 3-4 minutes every hour, to focus on breathing slowly and clearing your mind. Not only will it help your body it will de-clutter your mind too!