Being ill really sets back work, school, family and social plans. So how about a new year’s resolution to have zero downtime?

Our immune systems are weakened by stresses such as sedentary lifestyles, long commutes and working hours, and conflict. However, healthy lifestyle habits and stress management techniques can help to counter these impacts.

Here are 5 ways you can boost your body’s immune system:

1. Eating healthily is vital to maintaining a healthy immune system

Start with limiting sugar, fat and salt, and include more fresh fruits, vegetables and salads.

2. Healthy habits

Other healthy habits include: drinking six glasses of water a day, getting enough sleep and walking for 20 minutes a day for five or more days a week. Research shows fewer sick days are taken by people who do regular aerobic exercise.

3. Reboot

Try stepping back from a busy schedule to give your body, mind, and emotions a chance to reboot. Being quiet and alone has been scientifically proven to benefit relationships and productivity!

4. Prioritise hygiene

Washing hands frequently and using food safety techniques keep germs at bay and avoid infections.

5. Natural supplements

To help strengthen natural immune defences and provide the body with antioxidant protection, consider Nativa Immune Complex.

It’s a one-a-day, every day immune boosting nutritional supplement with a powerful combination of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, herbals and the amino acid Lysine. From the trusted Nativa nutritional supplement range, at around R126 for a month’s supply from pharmacies, Dis-Chem and Clicks.


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