Your immune system has a crucial role in protecting your body. It helps to defend your body from detrimental substances, bacteria, as well as cell changes that could potentially make you sick. In order to have a healthy body, it is important to have a strong immune system that is able to protect your body from harmful diseases. Here are some ways how to improve your loved one’s immune system.
Arrange for a Flu Vaccination
A flu shot is the best method to protect your loved one from the flu. The flu vaccination has been proven to decrease the risk of hospitalizations in older adults for flu-related reasons by a whopping 40 per cent. It can also help to decrease the general risk of flu infection by 40 to 60 per cent. The flu vaccination helps to boost your loved one’s immune system by stimulating it to create antibodies in order to defend against potential infection. There are many different types of flu vaccines ranging from the Fluzone High-Dose as well to the Fluad Quadrivalent designed especially for aged 65 and older. There are other flu vaccines available that are suitable for those of all ages. As the flu virus switches annually, it is important to ensure that your loved one is vaccinated every year. You will be able to arrange for a flu vaccination from a physician in your area.
Have a Nutritious Diet
Another way to boost the immune system would be to eat a balanced, nutritious diet which involves eating a variety of fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants to help your loved one remain healthy. Some specific nutrients that help to build immune health are B vitamins. They are often found in dairy products, grains, meats, eggs and beans. It would be wise to eat more of those foods if your loved one has been found to suffer from a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin C is also another helpful vitamin that is proven to build immune health. Vitamin C is found in the components of many fruits and greens, but especially red, orange and citrus fruits. It is also important to increase the intake of zinc, which is a mineral that can be found in oysters, cheese, lentils, beans and beef. All of which can help to support good immune function.
Exercise can help to keep your loved one strong and mobile whilst increasing blood circulation at the same time. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body with regular physical activity being associated with better immune function. It is recommended to either have at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity every week to stay fit and healthy.
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