How to keep your immune system strong and healthy (Revised 3/15/20)

Our immune systems do an amazing job of keeping us healthy by defending our bodies against disease-causing microorganisms, including viruses. For it to function well we need to do some basic things: 

  • Eat nutritious food, including more fruits and vegetables

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Be active every day - play outside or walk to school

  • Get enough sleep: Children need 10-12 hours every day

  • Avoid illness by washing your hands frequently 

  • Manage stress - by getting enough sleep, daily exercise and deep breathing -- simply breathing in slowly for a count of four and out slowly for a count of four can slow things down and create a sense of calm.

Protect your health by keeping your immune system strong because prevention can be the best medicine.