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Our top 5 tips for boosting your immunity

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Having a healthy immune system (especially at this time) is important for keeping your body healthy and defending it against external threats. We have compiled a few handy tips from our team to help support your immune system.


Fuel your body Like any fighting force, the immune system fight starts in the stomach. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. Eating a balanced diet consisting of plant-based carbohydrates, natural healthy fats and protein will optimise your intake of vitamins and promote growth and repair.


Boosting your body with zinc, iron, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E are shown to improve your immunity... lucky for us we have added these to Mydrade. By drinking Mydrade you are ensuring that your levels of these vitamins are boosted and effective.


Recharge Your immune system, like most things... needs time to rest. Sleep helps to recharge your system and increases your levels of cells that fight off disease. Being sleep-deprived can often increase your level of stress hormones.2


Stay active Exercise and even movement increase the circulation of your immune cells in the body. This means that your immune system is better prepared to fight off invading bacteria or viruses.2


Practice clean living Minding personal hygiene can go a long way. Regular handwashing can prevent the spread of germs and help stop yourself and others from getting sick. It’s also a good idea to have a sanitiser on hand, a clean and dry toothbrush, regularly disinfect your phone screen, take daily showers and change your towels and pillows frequently.2,3


No more stressing out! Be mindful of your stress triggers, and think of ways you like to lower your stress levels. When you’re stressed, your immune system can weaken and its ability to fight off bacteria and viruses can be reduced. Try out some stress management techniques like staying physically active, meditating, or spending time outdoors.2


 

1. Harvard Health. How to boost your immune system. Available at: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system [Accessed October 2020].

2. Heart Research Australia. 7 tips for maintaining a healthy immune system during this COVID-19 crisis. Available at: https://www.heartresearch.com.au/7-tips-for-maintaining-a-healthy-immune-system/ [Accessed October 2020].

3. Health Direct. Can you boost your immune system against the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Available at: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/blog/can-you-boost-your-immune-system-against-the-coronavirus-covid-19 [Accessed October 2020].

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