Nature has given us an amazing immune system that fights all kinds of enemies on a daily basis to keep our bodies healthy and active. However, food and lifestyle can affect this function—either positively or negatively. Follow these simple tips to help keep your defenses up and keep maladies away.
The first tip—get plenty of rest and try to lower stress. Give your body the sleep it needs to power down from a packed day of parenting, work and other demanding tasks.
"Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies," according to Harvard Medical School.