In this article published on Fix.com titled “Be Strong Like A Bull: Your Immunity Boosting Guide” readers can learn about different ways to boost their immunity in order to avoid some of the flus and viruses being spread around throughout the year. If you have a vacation coming up, a big project at work, or you need to stay healthy around family, then this guide will lay out the foods and habits that strengthen or weaken the immune system. After all, the common cold is one of leading causes of absence from school and work, with more than 200 different strains of viruses out there that cause it.
When flu season hits and sickness is hanging in the air, the body protects itself through a series of biological structures and processes called the immune system. The immune system seeks out foreign agents, called pathogens, that harm the body, including viruses and bacteria. Some of the major players in the immune system include the thymus, the spleen, the appendix, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and tonsils. These organs in the immune system play a vital role in keeping our body healthy, and require regular nourishment. However, not everything we eat in our regular diet is working to provide that nourishment.
Some immune boosters for men and women are more obvious, like eating your vegetables, getting exercise, and sleeping for 7 to 9 hours a night. Others are a little more obscure: laughing, oregano oil, sunflower seeds, and deep breathing exercises. Since around 5–20% of Americans get the flu every year, it’s vital to be on top of your health by making healthy decisions and habits that will keep you in peak condition. This infographic will hopefully help illustrate in colorful, animated fashion, all the steps you can take to keep your immune system healthy and working at full capacity.
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