Fed up with a stuffy nose and hacking cough? On average, we each catch 2 to 3 colds a year, and while we may get the chance to catch up on our favourite daytime soaps, colds are extremely frustrating and unwelcome. Our immune system works tirelessly to protect us against germs, viruses and chronic illness however, if it becomes weakened it is common to experience frequent regular bouts of colds and allergies. And feeling under the weather isn’t restricted to the winter months - viruses circulate all year round. Simple preventative lifestyle changes can boost natural immunity. At least seven hours of sleep each night is vital for a strong immune system. Daily exercise can help by releasing feel good hormones which improve sleep patterns. Avoid sugary foods as these can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria for up to five hours afterwards. To further help you avoid the dreaded lurgy, check out your local grocery store for fresh seasonal antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables (raw garlic, mushrooms and sweet potatoes are great options). And why not try natural immunity boosting herbs such as Echinacea. Read through our latest articles on the immune system to find out how you can keep colds, flu, and other bugs at bay.

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