Are you one of those people who stays indoors all winter? Don’t be any more! This season—although cold—can actually be fun, since it includes snow, bonfires and even outdoor exercise. Don’t shy away from the enjoyment of winter. Instead, boost your immunity to ward off any sickness that comes your way, and have fun in the great outdoors this season!

Improve Your Immunity

As with living a healthy lifestyle in general, you improve your immune system when you eat a balanced diet and exercise on a regular basis.

When it comes to what you’re eating, choose foods like yogurt (for added probiotics), lean protein, whole grains, and—of course—plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Vaccines are another way to ensure your body is ready to tackle any illnesses that may come your way, including the flu. If you still haven’t received this yearly vaccine, what are you waiting for?

Getting quality sleep and limiting stress are other methods that can help boost your immune system. When your body is stressed, inflammation occurs in the body, which can make it more difficult for your body to protect you from illness. Put up a strong front by reducing stress through diet, exercise and planning/organizing.

Coughing? Stuffy nose? Fever? If you are experiencing these or any other non-emergent symptoms, visit one of our urgent care centers—and start feeling better as soon as possible.