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7 Powerful Ways Seniors Can Supercharge Their Immune System and Thrive

As we get older, our immune systems naturally weaken, making us more susceptible to illness. However, you don't have to accept feeling under the weather! 


Adopting some simple but effective habits into your daily routine can boost your body's natural defenses and let you enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle as you age.



Wash your hands regularly

It's essential to wash your hands regularly to prevent the spread of germs. Ensure you lather your hands with soap and scrub for up to 20 seconds before rinsing it off with clean water.


Handwashing is ideal before, during, and after preparing food, before eating, after using the toilet, and at various points after exposure. 


Nourish your body

What you eat plays a crucial role in supporting your immune system. So, load up on colorful fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These vital nutrients act as your immune system's soldiers. Don't forget to include lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats for sustained energy and cell repair.


Get moving!

Exercise isn't just for staying flexible; it's also great for boosting your immune system. Try as much as possible to do at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days. 


You can go for an endurance walk, take a swim, or even join a fun dance class. Just get moving and keep your immune system in top shape!


Drink up for good health

Water is essential for a robust immune system. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and drink throughout the day, aiming for eight glasses. For some extra flavor and hydration, add a splash of lemon or cucumber to your water.


Get good sleep, strengthen your defense

Sleep is the primary time when your body gets a chance to rest and recharge, including your immune system. 


Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night by staying up late less. Create a calming bedtime routine, avoid screens before bed, and make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet.


Reduce stress

Stress can weaken your immune system. Find healthy ways to cope with stress, like meditation, deep breathing, spending time outdoors, or talking to friends and family. Remember, a calm mind helps keep your body strong.


Stay connected

Being around others is essential for your happiness and health and can even help your immune system. Spend time with friends and family, attend social events, or volunteer. 

Feeling connected makes you feel like you belong and gives your life meaning, which is good and a boost for your health.


Take control of your senior years

Don't forget your age doesn't define you, and it's your choices that count. Endeavor to Make healthy choices, strengthen your immune system, and embrace all that life has in store!

Contact us for resources, tips, and encouragement to help you thrive and plan for a vibrant life as a senior.

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