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vegetablesThe immune system is a collection of biological structures and processes that defend against disease. During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s especially important to focus on your immune health.

While there is no cut-and-dried way to keep your immune system at optimal function all the time, you can give it a boost with these tips.

Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

The key to immune health is to lead a healthy lifestyle. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all relearning how important it is to wash our hands and stay home when sick to prevent the spread of germs.

Other healthy-living strategies include:

  • Eating fruits and vegetables
  • Exercising regularly
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Not smoking
  • Limiting alcohol intake
  • Getting adequate sleep

Reduce Stress Factors

The unknown circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are an inevitable stress inducer. Yet, there are healthy steps we can all take to reduce anxiety. When you are feeling tense:

  • Slow Down
  • Meditate
  • Sleep More
  • Be Active
  • Stay Positive
  • Laugh More
  • Eat Healthy
  • Kick Bad Habits

Take Herbs & Supplements

According to the US Department of Agriculture, a healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, grains and protein with limited dairy intake. Supplement your healthy eating habits with Vitamins C and D, zinc and powerful antioxidants like ginger and honey, which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
During these uncertain times, it’s crucial to stay safe and healthy. Improve your body’s immunity while practicing social distancing and keep up-to-date with the latest news from the Vein Centers of CT.