Many people think of their immune system as just a few cells running through their veins, and that you can just activate it by downing some vitamin C. But, your immune system is an entire system, and the way it functions can’t easily be messed with, but there are ways to support it. Your gut and emotional health both matter in terms of a healthy immune function. With those two things not in check, it can send the wrong messages. You will also want to remain active and get plenty of sleep.
- Most of the time, our immune response relies on factors such as age, genetics and underlying health conditions.
- Although you can’t just flip a switch to boost this complex system, there are simple ways to support it.
- 70 to 80 per cent of all your body’s immune cells are found in the gut – so it’s essential to keep it as strong and healthy as possible.
“Although excessive exercise can be harmful, moderate activity can help to circulate white blood cells, and help to fight off a potential infection.”