How do I stay healthy this “cold” season?

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You’ve got enough going on in your life without worrying about the strength of your immune system. Your time is valuable — you don’t have extra hours or days to spend in bed, nursing your latest illness.

Here is a look at six amazing immune boosting techniques that may help you maintain your health.

#1 Regular Exercise

Exercise isn’t just for losing weight. Studies show that getting 20 minutes or more of exercise three times per week not only lowers your risk for major diseases like heart disease and diabetes, it can also help boost your immune system, helping it ward off illness.

Even turning off the TV in the evenings and going out for a walk can do the trick. Find activities you enjoy so exercise doesn’t become a chore you’re not likely to continue long term.

#2 Adequate Sleep

Experts recommend getting between seven and nine hours of sleep each night on a regular basis. Get less than that, and you’re putting your immune system at risk.

To increase your chances of a better night’s sleep, create a bedtime routine. Avoid watching TV or working on the computer just before turning out the lights. Also avoid excess caffeine throughout the day.

#3 Balanced Diet

A diet high in saturated fat and sugar has been linked to immune system suppression. Studies show that increased sugar or saturated fat in the diet reduces the effectiveness of your white blood cells to fight off infection in your body.

Check the labels of the food you eat to make sure you’re not getting too much of anything in your diet. Avoid red meat, which is high in saturated fat and switch to lean proteins like chicken breasts or fish to round out your diet.

#4 More Antioxidants

On the front lines in the battle against illness are antioxidants. That’s because these tiny little nutrients are the primary weapon against free radicals, which can wreak havoc on your immune system, as well as other processes that go on inside your body on a daily basis.

Antioxidants are found in abundance in healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. You can also supplement your diet by taking an effective and proven daily multivitamin and dietary supplement regime like the Ageless Essentials™ Daily Pack with Product B™ from Isagenix®. Our proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals helps protect against free radicals and gives your immune system an effective 1-2 punch against illness.

#5 De-stressing Techniques

Stress has been proven to lower your white blood cell count, meaning a little meditation can go a long way in the battle against cold and flu season.

Practicing simple relaxation techniques can help you manage your stress, such as deep breathing, meditation or even exercise. In fact, hitting the treadmill or other exercise has been shown to increase endorphins, natural hormones in your body that are released throughout your body and can help improve sleep and mood.

#6 Isamune® Plus with Zinc to Jump-Start Your Defense System

When you need a little boost in the battle to maintain good health, there’s Isamune Plus with Zinc. Our scientific formulation combines zinc with bovine colostrum, proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs), bilberry, blueberry, Echinacea, and Reishi mushroom. Together, these ingredients work synergistically to support the immune system’s ability to fight off “foreign invaders” in the body.

An important part of staying in peak health means keeping our immune systems primed to fight against these invaders on a daily basis. Isamune Plus with Zinc is a key player in helping keep our immune cells up to the task of protecting our bodies.

With new immune-boosting ingredients, a sweet Island Breeze flavor with hints of pomegranate and spearmint and a newly optimized spray pump, your body will be ready to fend off germy invaders, allergens and more during the chilly winter months.

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