Improving Your Immune System

Improving Your Immune System

Haley Pierce , Editor

With spring approaching and the weather changing, improving your immune system is something you should keep in mind. Whether that be staying hydrated or getting enough sleep, these factors play a role in improving your immune system. Your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease causing microorganism, but sometimes it fails.

 

The effects of things such as your diet, exercise, age, and stress have an interesting effect on how your immune system functions.

 

Choosing a healthy lifestyle would be the best way to keeping your immune system working properly, according to health.harvard.edu. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetable, maintaining a healthy weight, getting enough sleep and trying to minimize stress are all things you could do to improve your immune system in a healthy matter.

 

Many products on stores shelves claim to boost or support your immunity but keep in mind that boosting the number of cells in your body particular immune cells, isn’t always a good thing.

 

Attempting to boost the cells of your immune system is complicated because there are so many different kinds of cells in your immune system that respond to so many different microbes in so many ways. Scientist dint know how many cells or what the best mix of cells the immune system needs to function at its highest level, but they are working towards it.

 

As we age, the response from our immune system becomes reduced. This contributes to the more infections our bodies develop. While some people age healthily, the conclusion of many studies is that, compared with younger people, the elderly are more likely to contract infectious diseases and even more importantly are more likely to die from them according to health.harvard.edu.

 

Keeping up with your vaccinations would be a good start on improving your immune system as most vaccines spark our immune system and help our body fight off and remember the germ so it can attack it effectively if it invades our bodies.