Healthy Living: Boost your immune system

The Morning Show


Leia Flure, Registered Dietician joins us for Healthy Living. 

5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Immune System

1. Eat healthy foods!

* Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals to help us fight infections

* Good bacteria in yogurt can out-compete the bad bacteria for space in the digestive system

2. Stay active

* Exercise strengthens the immune system

* Find any way you can to stay active during the colder months!

3. Get enough sleep

* We’re learning more and more about how important sleep is for health. Your body needs the downtime to fight off illnesses and heal damage to your cells. Aim for 7-8 hours every night.

4. Take care of your emotional needs – Stress wears you down emotionally and physically. Take time to relax and relieve stress.

5. Don’t rely on supplements

* Even if you feel a cold coming on, there isn’t a lot of scientific support for megadoses of vitamin C and zinc. Save your money!

Of course, don’t forget to wash your hands often!

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