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Fall into Healthy Habits

Fall brings crisp days, vibrant colors… and another case of the sniffles. When people spend more time inside together, they’re more likely to come down with whatever’s going around. You can take action to bolster your family’s immunity, just p

Nutrition is key to the health of your immune system, and plants are key to good nutrition! Aim to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables per day, in a rainbow of colors, plus an array of whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

  • Hydration plays an interesting role in immunity. It helps keep the mucous membranes that line your respiratory system moist and sticky. That way, they can effectively trap the germs that want to enter your system.

  • Exercise is a great immune booster. One theory is that it helps white blood cells move more quickly through your body. Exercise also lowers stress hormones. Strive to get 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise a week.

  • Sleep impacts all your body systems, including your immune system. For the best chances of staying well, you need to get plenty of shut eye.

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