Your immune system is hard at work every day protecting your body from all sorts of infections or microbes. That is why it is important to always think of ways on how you can strengthen, better yet, supercharge your immune system.

Get enough sleep

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Getting enough sleep is not just about energizing for another day. The quality of your sleep can influence different aspects of your life including your mood, pain tolerance, appetite, and the ability of your body to fight off diseases. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 7 hours or more is considered a good quality of sleep among adults. The quality of your sleep isn’t measured only by a couple of days of good sleep. Good quality of sleep is determined on a regular basis by getting enough hours of sleep. Getting enough sleep lowers the risks of different diseases including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. So, make sure you establish good sleep habits starting now.

Stop smoking and vaping

Smoking is bad for the health and if you think vaping is a way around that, it is not. Both contain harmful substances and chemicals, including nicotine, benzene, arsenic, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein. Smoking and vaping can release pro-inflammatory immunosuppressants throughout the body that reduces white blood cells called neutrophils that fights off infection. So bottom line, stop smoking and vaping.

Improve mental resilience

Mental resilience or resiliency is more than just about taking care of your mental health. It refers to the ability of one’s brain to thrive despite changes and uncertainties. Mental resilience strongly impacts an individual’s ability to make better decisions regarding his or her health. For example, during the pandemic, many people struggled mentally which really deteriorated their way of life, which then impacted their health. Improving one’s mental resilience can be done through stress management, meditation, taking a break, learning new skills, and even simply being kind to yourself.

Exercise regularly

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Exercising regularly promotes weight loss, improves blood flow throughout the body, releases tightness in the muscles, and so much more. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to be physically active. Going outside for a run or even a couple of jumping jacks in the backyard can boost your immune system.

Take care of yourself when in the office

Work or the office can be the source of so much negativity in our lives. It is a place wherein millions of people spend long hours sitting down in front of computers. Inactivity for hours, 4 to 5 days a week will only weaken your immune system. So, why not incorporate small rituals or habits that will help you better take care of yourself? Do desk stretches, ask your colleagues to go on a walking meeting, eat healthily, rest your eyes every 20 minutes, and more.

Eat healthy diets

Instead of eating a few healthy foods or beverages, why not embrace an entire diet? There are a lot of healthy diet options out there that would supercharge your immune system. You can go with a Mediterranean diet, gluten-free diet, vegan, and low carbohydrate diet. What you put in your body strongly and rapidly affects your immune system. So make sure that it affects it in a positive way.

Inspire others to supercharge their immune system

Everything you know about supercharging your immune system should be shared with others. It is very uplifting and beneficial to your mental health to help others be more healthy and live better lifestyles. Who knows, they might share some tips or insights of their own that can totally help you out.

If you’re going to supercharge your immune system, why not do it alongside other people, better yet, your loved ones, friends, and colleagues?