You and Your Health
Health Tip: Boost Your Immune System
The immune system helps your body fight off germs, protecting you from getting sick.
The ADAM Encyclopedia suggests these ways to help support your immune system:
* Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
* Don’t take antibiotics when they aren’t necessary. The more you use these medicines, the more likely they won’t protect you from a future bug. Remember that antibiotics fight bacteria, not viruses.
* Drink plenty of water.
* Eat yogurt with “active cultures,” in other words, beneficial bacteria.
* Get plenty of sleep. Insufficient rest means you’re more likely to become sick.