To boost the immune system, we first have to understand how our bodies’ defensive mechanism works. The immune system is a delicate balance of various microsystems that work in harmony to perform their functions. To achieve a healthy immune system, we need to work on maintaining the balance.

Various factors influence the functioning of the immune system, including diet, lifestyle, age, psychological stress exercise, etc.

Here are the lifestyle strategies you can adopt to improve your immune system:

  1. Regular exercise: spend at least 150 minutes, doing moderate exercise per week.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight: try to keep a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or lower. A healthy and balanced diet and exercise can help you reach this goal.
  3. Quit smoking: smoking is generally bad for your health, quitting it can show positive effects on your body.
  4. Reduce stress: develop proper coping mechanisms for activities that might induce stress. Go outside, talk with your friends and family, and do things that make you happy to reduce stress.
  5. Eat a healthy and balanced diet: include fruits and vegetables in your diet. Eating healthy foods in the right amount is essential for strengthening the body.
  6. Reduce alcohol consumption: try to avoid drinking such intoxicating substances. But if you must, then limit the number of drinks and the amount you consume.
  7. Get quality sleep: make a routine for going to sleep and wake up, follow this schedule to improve the quality of sleep you get.
  8. Avoid getting infected: do basic things like washing your hands, practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and avoiding getting infected.

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