Tips to Boost Your Immune System Against the Cold and Flu

Building a healthy immune system doesn’t happen overnight
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Are you one of those people who always get the cold or the flu come wintertime? You wish there was something you could do to prevent it – and there is.

The cold is called “common” for a reason. Approximately 22 million school days are lost each year in the U.S. due to the illness, according to the CDC, and about 100 different viruses can cause it. Both cold and flu are contagious viral infections of the respiratory tract that make you cough and give you headache.

About 5 to 20 percent of people in the U.S. come down with the flu, usually in the winter between October and March. 

Stop trying to play doctor and stop stressing yourself out on Google, researching. Prevent illness before it even happens, save your sick days, and improve your health year-round

When the immune system is working properly, all cells, tissues, and organs should be strong enough to fight off infection. However, building a healthy immune system doesn’t happen overnight. You will be headed on the right track with the following simple tips.

Click here for 15 ways to boost your immune system against the cold and flu

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