Between the threat of the flu and other contagious illnesses, your immune system can use all the help it can get to stay healthy and strong. I know, I know, you're probably thinking, not more immune-system advice. However, there are myriad ways to boost your immune system that you're already half-doing anyways. Going all in on some of these simple things can help you avoid getting sick. According to Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Blog, there is still a lot of research to be done regarding your body's immune system. That being said, there are some common-sense measures you can take to increase your chances of staying healthy.
"Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies," Harvard Health advised. For example, if you're running on fumes, you're more likely to get sick than someone who gets the recommended amount of sleep, doesn't smoke, and makes room for nutritious foods. If you want to stay healthy — and who doesn't? — here are some all-natch ways to boost your immune system.