1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
Washing your hands in the number one way to prevent the flu and other respiratory infections. Scrub your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds in order to kill viruses. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands.
2. Repair your gut
Your gut it your gateway to health, as nearly 80% of your immune system is in your gut. Make sure your gut is in tip-top shape and take a high-quality probiotic. This will keep your levels of good gut bacteria up to help fight off infections.
3. Reduce sugar and alcohol consumption
Holiday treats are hiding in every corner and sugar cravings can be a real bear. However, consuming too much sugar can suppress your immune system and make it difficult for your body to fight off infections. Sugar and alcohol can put you at a higher risk of developing gut infections which suppress your immune system.
4. Reduce your stress
Stress is harmful to your immune system. Consider meditation, yoga, or another form of relaxation and self-care.
5. Rest up
Get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Your body relies on sleep to recuperate from daily exposure to toxins. Chronic sleep deprivation can significantly reduce your immune system.
6 .Drink bone broth
Bone broth is extremely beneficial for your immune system. Bone broth helps reduce inflammation, thanks to its amino acid’s proline and glycine.
7. Move more
Exercise can boost your immune system by increasing your circulation. Increased circulation allows antibodies to travel throughout your bloodstream faster, making it easier for your immune system to fight off an illness. Exercise can also boost your immune system by reliving stress and slowing the release of stress hormones in the body.