November 24, 2020
Winter is almost here! This typically means that colder weather, holiday celebrations and family gatherings are right around the corner. Although this year may be a bit different due to COVID-19, this is still a time when you’re more susceptible to illnesses.
Certain illnesses like the flu, bronchitis and pneumonia tend to be more common during the colder winter season. And even more important than ever, COVID-19 remains present. This is why it’s imperative to do everything you can to boost your immune system and keep your body healthy.
Your immune system’s main function is to protect your body from harmful substances, germs, bacteria and cell changes that could make you fall ill. Your immune system is made up of a variety of organs, cells and proteins.
When your immune system is running smoothly, you probably don’t pay much attention to how it functions or what purpose it serves. However, the slightest hint of a cold or the flu may have you running to the drugstore to get supplements to boost your immune system. Instead of waiting until you’re on the verge of getting sick, make your immune health a priority all winter long.
Here are a few ways you can actively boost your immune system and avoid getting sick as best you can:
At Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, we always put the health and well-being of our residents first. One of our unique offerings to all residents is our Neighborhood Programs, which combine the elements of exercise, fun and education to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your lifestyle. Our Neighborhood Program gives you the option to choose from nutrition education, strength training, balance program and more.
We understand that in addition to staying active, maintaining a healthy diet can assist you in supporting your immune system. That’s why we offer healthy, freshly-made meals for our residents to enjoy. That way, you won’t have to worry whether you’re consuming a well-balanced diet. If you’re interested in learning more about our senior living options, Neighborhood Program or dining menus, please contact us today.