How to Build Your Immune System This Summer

Published July 12th, 2022 by Dr. Markson

You're not the only one with stuffy noses and coughs. The summer cold season is here! Even though nobody likes to be sick, germs still make us wish we had a boost in immunity. So being healthy is essential in the summer. Discover how to build your immune system with our immune-boosting tips to help you avoid getting sick!

Tips to Avoid Getting Sick:

A Healthy Diet Is Essential

Healthy eating is one of the best ways to prevent illnesses. Eating more garlic and vitamin C and generally practicing healthy eating habits is a great way to build your immune system. Vitamin C is one of the most potent immune boosters and is abundant in citrus fruits, leafy greens, and tomatoes. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of garlic protect against infections and improve immunity.

Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands

It seems obvious, but we often forget to wash our hands. Don't forget to wash your hands when you cough, sneeze, eat or touch everyday objects like doorknobs. When you can't wash your hands, carrying a small bottle of hand sanitizer will also help you avoid getting sick.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

It is recommended that you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you sleep six hours or less per night, you are more likely to get a summer cold. When we sleep, our bodies produce cytokines - proteins that regulate our immune response by sending cells to areas of infection or distress. When you do not get enough hours of sleep, your body cannot fight off disease effectively.

Visit a Chiropractor

Chiropractic care offers more benefits than back pain relief. A benefit you might not be aware of is that chiropractic treatment strengthens the immune system by aligning the central nervous system. An adequately aligned spine also allows the body to function effectively, keeping you healthy. Chiropractors also recommend exercising and eating healthy in conjunction with chiropractic care. The combination of these can significantly build your immune system.

If you would like to know more about how to build your immune system naturally, schedule a consultation with your local South Florida chiropractor. With the help of Markson Chiropractic, we can provide you with some more immune-boosting tips so you can stay healthy during the summer cold season.

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