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.
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!
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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/