10 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Author Image Katie Thomson MS, RD | Cofounder

We are all looking for ways to boost our immune system.

Whether it’s for general health, to help protect yourself against the typical cold and flu season, or during an incredibly stressful and uncertain public health crisis.  

First off — there is no magic pill.

No one-stop-shop for a strong immune system. Remember that the immune system is not one specific organ — it is indeed a “system” — one of which researchers are still learning about it’s intricacies and interconnectivity with other health factors and systems in the body.  

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That said, a healthy body fueled with good nutrition and supported by healthy lifestyle choices can only be helpful in boosting your immune system.  Because, in general, our bodies function best when supported by a healthy lifestyle.

Ways to boost your immune system

Here are some simple ways you can boost your immune system…starting right now.

1. Maintain a healthy weight. BMI of 18.5-25 is ideal. Check your BMI here.

2. At least 5 (a goal of 9) servings of fruits and vegetables per day.  Info on servings here. Another goal is to make half your plate fruits and veggies at each meal.

3. Do not smoke.  And minimize second-hand smoke for you and your family.

4. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Up to 1 drink/day for women and up to 2 drinks/day for men.

5. Minimize stressGet outside for a walk, call a friend, finally take up yoga and meditation.

6. Exercise regularly. It’s great for overall health, stress reduction, and circulation.

7. Get adequate sleep8 hours is great!

8. Practice good food safety and hygiene to avoid infection. Wash your hands frequently, cook meats thoroughly, and sanitize high-touch surfaces regularly.

9. Stay hydrated. A body functions at it’s best when adequately hydrated.

10. Eat more of these delicious foods! They are rich in nutrients that support our immune system.

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Check out Square Baby’s menu — full of nutrient-dense, organic ingredients that can help support a healthy immune system.

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For more tips on Boosting Immunity for Parents & Babies:

Reach out with questions at hello@squarebaby.com.

Founders of Square Baby - katie Thomson and Kendall Glynn

~Katie and Kendall, cofounders

    This blog post is for information purposes only and shouldn’t be used as personal, health, nutritional, or medical advice. Always consult with your pediatrician before making any decisions about your child’s health or readiness for various foods.

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