10 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

While bolstering your immune system is easier said than done, dietary and lifestyle changes may strengthen your body's natural defenses and fight off harmful pathogens, or disease-causing organisms.

Here are 10 tips to boost your immune system naturally.

1. Get enough sleep. Inadequate sleep may increase your risk of getting sick. Most adults need at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Try these tips to help improve your sleep:

  • Have a nighttime routine that includes winding down and self-care like a warm bath, journaling, meditation, or listening to relaxing music.
  • Limit the use of screens as they can disrupt your sleep-wake cycle
  • Exercise regularly! (you knew I was going to say that)
  • Sleep in a dark cool room 
  • Go to bed and awaken at the same times 

2. Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated doesn't necessarily protect you from those germs and illnesses, but preventing dehydration is important to your overall health.

Given that dehydration can make you more susceptible to illness,...

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