Immunity

What is immunity? Webster (2020) defines immunity as the power to keep yourself from being affected by disease.

During this 2020 pandemic, the coronavirus has a-ffected individuals with pre-exisiting health issues that include diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Question of immunity and pre-existing health issues maybe a contributing factor. As you boast your immunity, hopefully you can manage your chronic disease as well.

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What Can You Do to Improve Your Immunity?

  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
  • Try to minimize stress.
  • Stay Well!

Reference

Publications International LTD, (2017). Boost Your Immune System: Strategies for Strengthening Your Immune System with Foods, Herbs, Stress Management, and More!

How to boost your immune system (2020).. Harvard Medical School. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system

Merriam-Websters Dictionary. (2020). Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, RN

An experienced registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in all many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information.

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