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10 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

With the snowy winter weather comes the dreaded cold and flu season. Many of us will hope and pray that we don’t succumb to the viruses spreading around us, because once that cold or flu enters your household, no doubt it will make its rounds to everyone.

Everyone seems to have their own type of home remedy for dealing with winter illness once it strikes, some may choose lots of rest and others may pay a visit to their doctor or pharmacy for some over the counter treatments. But rather than dealing with illness, wouldn’t it be great to avoid getting sick all together? You can be proactive in the fight against flu by boosting your immune system all year round! Here are ten natural ways to do so…


1. Go For a Daily Walk

Exercise is a key factor to boosting your immune system naturally and increasing your overall health, but contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to become a gym rat to reap the benefits. Research from the University of South Carolina and the University of Massachusetts shows that light to moderate exercise on a regular basis can reduce your risk of getting a cold by a third.

This includes something as simple as a daily walk, which is even easier to do if you have a dog. The study also showed that the greatest benefits of daily exercise were seen during the fall and winter months. So grab the leash, or grab a friend, put on your running shoes and get moving!

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