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Strengthen Your Immune System

Vaccinations may boost resistance, but cures for virus-based illnesses like the flu don’t exist. So, keep your immune system "tuned"—it’s the only one you’ve got!

Boost your immune system with:

  1. adequate sleep,
  2. getting recommended vaccinations,
  3. eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants,
  4. getting recommended exercise,
  5. washing your hands and maintaining good hygiene,
  6. avoiding smoking and heavy alcohol use (or getting evaluated for addictive illness if you struggle with these issues), and
  7. maintaining a healthy weight.

The immune system becomes less efficient with age. Examine gaps in your immune system maintenance plan, and talk to your EAP, medical doctor, or health/wellness adviser to overcome roadblocks. It may be a first step to a longer life.

UR Medicine EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Keith Stein | 4/2/2020

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