Enjoy a Healthy Midlife by Increasing your Immunity
We all know that aging can be stressful and stress can cause you to age even faster. Get off the stress cycle by increasing your immune system. Here are a few midlife health tips to help you boost your immunity and age to perfection, just like your favorite wine.
Eat the Right Foods – Focus on foods high in antioxidants and low in empty calories. Steer clear of processed foods and eat nutrient rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Take your Vitamins – A good daily multi vitamin is a necessity. Also consider herbs or supplements like garlic, probiotics and ginseng. Always talk with your doctor about what is best for you.
Have Great Sex – Sex isn’t just a feel good exercise, it’s good for you. There’s a great study of mid life individuals that looked at the connection between sexual activity and overall health. The study showed that those who engaged in frequent sex were in better health than those who had sex less often.
Have a Positive Attitude – Positive thoughts boost your immune system. Optimism appears to make your immune system stronger. Don’t focus on negative thoughts, try to find the positive and always give thanks.
Build a Social Network – Friendships are essential to creating positive connected environment. A recent study showed people with strong social relationships were 50% more likely to survive than those with few or no social ties.
Exercise – A fitness plan is a simple way to enhance your immune system. Moderate regular exercise can reduce stress and lower your risk of debilitating disease.
Sleep – Rest helps you fight off illness. Your body needs 6-8 hours of sleep each night. Have a night time routine, limit caffeine and alcohol before bedtime and allow yourself to relax before going to bed.
Wash Your Hands – Probably the easiest way to help your immune system fight off illness is to regularly wash your hands. Wash with soap for at least 20 seconds and dry hands thoroughly. If you can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.