Stressed out about catching a cold or flu this winter? One sign that you’re in tip-top health is a well functioning immune system. Whilst this doesn’t mean you’ll never catch another virus, if your immune system is doing its job you’re likely to have milder symptoms and get over illness quicker.
A regular exercise program is about more than just stress relief, weight loss and muscle strength. Physical activity - even just brisk walking - can also enhance your immune cell response. By scheduling your day around your exercise, instead of vice versa, you’ll enjoy better health - and fewer sick days - because of it.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to help decrease inflammation by modulating and influencing the production of immune cells. Adding 3 portions of oily fish to your diet per week (such as sardines, mackerel, anchovies, salmon or herring) may therefore help to boost your immunity.