As well as taking into account guidelines and common sense to help prevent spread of virus infections, there are many ways you can help boost your immune system. An holistic approach is a responsible way to take care of your wellbeing and give you a good chance of weathering the storm if you should come down with this or any other coronavirus.

How to boost your immune system

Helpful ways to strengthen your immune system and fight off disease.

How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet, take certain vitamins or herbal preparations? Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of producing a near-perfect immune response?

Your first line of defence is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good health guidelines is the single best step you can take towards naturally keeping your immune system working properly. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental toxins and supported by healthy living strategies such as these:

  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables

  • Exercise daily

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Drink alcohol only in moderation

  • Give up smoking

  • Get adequate sleep

  • Try to minimise stress

  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands

  • Get outdoors and into nature

  • Discuss supplementing Vitamin D with your GP