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Tips to Boost Your Immune System

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When the colder weather blows through, so do the various germs and viruses that make us sick. We can be better prepared and create better defenses when our immune system is ready for battle. Here are some tips to boost your immune system from a CVS Pharmacist.

Tips to Boost Your Immune System

  • Make sure all your vaccinations are up to date. Vaccines safely develop immunity to diseases and help the body fight infection.

  • Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin C and probiotics in your diet.

  • Exercising regularly can help your immune system fight infection.

  • Get a good amount of sleep. Studies show that well-rested people who get a flu shot developed stronger protection against the illness.

The cold weather is on the way, and so are the germs and viruses. Here are some tips to boost your immune system to keep the sickness away.

Here are some additional tips to boost your immune system that seem to work well for me. Hopefully they’ll work for you too.

  • Try to manage your stress. I know it’s easier said than done, but I’ve noticed that the less stressed I am, the less I get sick. Coincidence? Maybe. But it’s worth a shot.

  • A healthy diet is essential for a healthy immune system. There are nutrients and vitamins your body needs in order to work at its full potential. Fill up your plate with vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

  • Get as much sun as you can. I know during the winter this can be difficult, but when the sun does make an appearance, take in all you can.

If you aren’t up to date on your vaccinations but don’t want to make a doctor’s appointment just to be vaccinated, you can get your vaccinations at a CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic location. Vaccination coverage is available under most health insurance plans and CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic accept more than 5,000 health plans. Your out-of-pocket cost for vaccinations, if any, will depend on your specific insurance plan. CVS Pharmacy offers vaccines for many common communicable diseases including chicken pox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR, meningitis and more. MinuteClinic also has travel health services including vaccinations you may need for international travel.

The cold weather is on the way, and so are the germs and viruses. Here are some tips to boost your immune system to keep the sickness away.

Convenience is also extremely important, especially if you’re a parent, working professional, or constantly on-the-go. With approximately 9,600 retail pharmacies and more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics locations, it’s more convenient than ever to get the vaccinations you need every day, evenings and weekends, and many with no appointment necessary. For a location nearest you, use the store locator feature on www.cvs.com/getvaccinated.

Do you have any tips you would add?

The cold weather is on the way, and so are the germs and viruses. Here are some tips to boost your immune system to keep the sickness away. #getbettersoon #healthtips #immunesystem
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1
    robin rue says:

    Excellent tips. I have been making an effort to eat better and get enough sleep lately. Hoping that helps keep me healthy.

  2. 2

    Thank you so much for sharing these! When the school year rolls around, I start dodging and weaving sickness like a golden gloves boxer. I get sick SO easily. I’ll have to start doing all of these!

  3. 3

    Thanks for the reminder Crystal I haven’t had my flu shot yet, this sounds easier than a tip to my Doctor’s Office which is a heck of a commute, CVS is definitely much closer to my home!

  4. 4

    As the school year settled in we all because sick! This is helpful – I have no excuses with a CVS right aroudn the corner and it’s much less of a hassle than scheduling a MD appointment.

  5. 5

    These are great tips, especially with flu season coming up! I need to get a flu shot- thanks for the reminder about CVS!

  6. 6

    These are great tips to boost your immune system and we need a boost this time of year especially. Glad you shared this, will share with my friends so they can try get those sickies to stay away!

  7. 7

    I seem to catch every bug that comes around. Maybe I need to destress and see if I get sick less often.

  8. 8

    I seriously love CVS’s Minute Clinic. It takes forever to get an appt. with my doctor, so getting routine vaccinations there would be such a time saver.

  9. 9

    There’s nothing like living a healthy lifestyle to stay away from viruses and diseases. I think these are all very good tips!

  10. 10

    It’s really important that you get enough sleep and eat right so you won’t have to worry about your immune system giving up on you that easily. These tips really help!

  11. 11

    Great tips! Cold and flu season is right around the corner, and I am always frantic about trying to de-germ everything. It is great to know that CVS pharmacy has us covered.

  12. 12

    My stress and sleep seriously need control, haha. Been trying for a while but it’s easily out of hand!

  13. 13

    Probiotics make a huge difference for me. Great tips and such a timely post as so many people around me are sick right now.

  14. 14

    These are definitely some great ways to boost your immune system. It’s amazing how much the sun and a healthy diet can help!

  15. 15

    SUCH great tips! Especially this time of year, it’s more important than ever to have a healthy immune system. It doesn’t take much to catch a cold but doing anything you can to avoid is is important. Loving your tips!

  16. 16

    I’m a school teacher and definitely trying to build up my immunity. It’s usually the beginning of the year that’s the hardest, and tips like these are always welcome.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I always try to choose healthier food to build my immune system, but my only pitfall is not getting enough sleep. I know this is so easy to do, but once I start working, I can’t stop until the sun rises. Thanks for the reminder. I do think I am due for a flu shot too.

  18. 18

    These are all awesome tips. We have to build our immunity against cold weather germs and viruses. I always make it a point to keep our immunizations up to date. That is one thing we as a family prioritize. Hopefully, we won’t have any sick days this fall and winter season.

  19. 19

    I do know stressing out can weaken your immune system majorly! Also I do holistic methods to keep my immune system strong.

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