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Written on 29. October 2018 by bizmo

5 tips for a strong immune system

“Health is certainly not everything, but without health everything is nothing.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites: Around us there are countless harmful microorganisms. But why do some people get sick and others don’t? Many are much more
susceptible to viral infections. This is often due to a weak immune system. We have collected 5 tips for the most important ones on how to strengthen a weak immune system with simple measures.

Well rested people live healthier lives
Those who start the day rested are not only more efficient, but also less susceptible to colds. Several studies have shown that insomnia drastically reduces the number of immune cells and results in a weak immune system. Anyone who sleeps for seven to eight hours a day gives their body sufficient time to recover.

Move, move, move!
Running, swimming, cycling: The classics of endurance sports are still among the most
effective endurance sports. They not only strengthen the heart and blood vessels, but also
our immune system. Every moderate workout gently stimulates the immune system. The
speed and the degree of effort are decisive: Those who overexert their body usually achieve
the opposite effect.

Mixed food instead of superfoods
The body needs many different vitamins and nutrients for a well-functioning immune system – in particular vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, secondary plant substances as well as the trace elements zinc, selenium, iron and copper. More and more scientists are suspecting a direct connection between intestinal health and the entire immune system – which is why a diet rich in fiber is also a good tip for a weak immune system. Organic food from domestic cultivation is also promised a special health benefit.

Wash your hands several times a day
Admittedly, thorough hand washing does not directly strengthen the immune system. But it does prevent colds, for example, from entering your body and spreading. If you want to avoid colds in the cool season and already have a weak immune system, you are well advised to wash your hands several times a day.

Avoid stress, stay healthy
Thanks to intensive research, we now know that strong stress weakens the immune system
and thus increases susceptibility to infections. Chronic stress can also lead to states of
exhaustion, which – just like physical overload – offer pathogens the ideal conditions to
multiply. It is therefore important to avoid stress situations as much as possible and use
calmer hours for targeted relaxation.

With these tips you will get through autumn and winter healthy and lively!