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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.