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9 ways to boost your immune system

No one wants to get sick - so here are 9 ways to keep yourself healthy during cold/flu season

Relax

Stress can definitely lower your immune system, so it's best to stay relaxed during cold/flu season. If your boss is piling on the work, or finances are stressing you out, try practicing yoga. 

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Massage

A lymphatic massage is a great way to rid your body of toxins.

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Listen to Music

A study involving the effects of music on a pregnant woman's immune system showed listening to music improved the pregnancy's outcome. 

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Laugh

Tell more jokes! Laughter boosts your immune system by decreasing your levels of stress and anxiety. Laughing also eases muscle tension and increases your oxygen intake. 

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Sleep

Getting a full eight hours of sleep each night can do wonders for your immune system. A lack of sleep can increase the stress hormones that break down the immune system. 

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Exercise

Break out the sweats. Exercise increases hormones that promote healthy immunity. It's also a great way to de-stress. 

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Eat Healthy

Obese people have a harder time fighting off infection, so aim for your ideal body weight. Eat a diet rich in fruits and veggies to get all the important vitamins and minerals your body needs. 

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Drink Water

Drinking plenty of water is essential for healthy skin, and skin is the body's first line of defense.

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9 ways to boost your immune system

No one wants to get sick - so here are 9 ways to keep yourself healthy during cold/flu season

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