Strengthen Your Immune System This Flu Season

Strengthen Your Immune System This Flu Season

With flu season underway, it’s important to focus on a part of your health that often gets neglected, your immune system.  Your immune system is like an army that patrols your body looking for invaders and gets rid of them to keep you from getting sick. All good armies need strong and heathy soldiers and our immune system is no different. Here are some ways to strengthen your immune system this flu season.

Manage your stress

One of the key factors weakening your immune system is stress. When we’re stressed our body releases a hormone called cortisol. Over time lots of cortisol suppresses our immune system, making it easier to get sick and harder to recover quickly. We know it can be hard to completely eliminate stress, so finding ways to help manage it such as meditation, journaling and maintaining enjoyable hobbies can help improve your health. For more severe stress, the staff at Specialist Clinic Pharmacy can recommend some helpful products to keep you grounded and more easily manage your stress.

Regular exercise

Exercise is crucial for maintaining a robust immune system. Regular exercise can strengthen your immune system and help prevent infections. Start exercising, running, or simply walking a few times every day to help your immunity gradually grow stronger and assist your body in fighting off diseases.

Keep a balanced diet

The foundation of a sound immune system is a balanced diet. Be sure to consume lots of fruits, veggies, whole carbs, lean meats, and essential fats. Drinking alcohol and eating lots of sugar can weaken your body's ability to fight diseases. Steer clear of both and begin developing a healthy eating routine. If you struggle to keep a balanced diet, supplementing the missing nutrients can help maintain your health. We have a range of high quality supplements so speak to one of our helpful pharmacists if you think this may be a good option for you.

Keep up with vaccinations

Our immune system is able to remember diseases and mount a quicker and stronger response to them the second time it encounters them. Vaccinations expose our immune system to illnesses without us getting sick, so it is vital that you keep up with vaccinations to ensure your immune system knows how to respond in the face of infection. It’s not too late to get your flu shot this winter so book in at Specialist Clinic Pharmacy at or call 02 4737 3456.

Immune Boosters

Sometimes our immune system needs some extra help to stay strong. At Specialist Clinic Pharmacy we have a wide range of products that can help strengthen and support your immune system, so come talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members for more information.