Soapy hands under running waterDid you know that you can boost your immunity all day long? You might even already be doing some things that strengthen your immune system that you’re not even aware of.

Here are some simple lifestyle habits to boost your immune system and keep you healthy:

1. Drink plenty of water.

One way you can boost your immunity is to drink plenty of water. Your body relies on water to maintain important processes, and this includes your immune function. So try to sip on a water bottle throughout the day to encourage adequate hydration.

2. Eat colorful fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy and strong body, including a healthy immune system. So the more color you get in your diet, the more of these essential nutrients you’ll consume, and the more your immune system will benefit.

3. Get quality sleep.

Quality sleep is another way to support a healthy immune system. When you’re asleep, your body has a chance to recover from the stress of the day. By getting enough sleep, you’re more likely to avoid getting sick because your body is well-rested and functioning properly.

4. Wash your hands throughout the day.

Another lifestyle habit to boost your immunity is to keep your hands clean. Wash your hands with soap and warm water throughout the day and try to avoid touching your face.

5. Participate in regular physical activity.

A healthy immune system is just another benefit that comes from participating in regular physical activity. It’s important to get consistent daily movement! Just make sure you’re balancing your workouts with the proper amount of rest and recovery.

At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, you’re not just joining a gym; you’re joining a cause! To learn more about how the YMCA of Greater Whittier can support you in creating a healthy lifestyle, contact us today.