Sometimes family life can feel like a merry-go-round of sickness.
Little Alex comes home from school with a cold and passes it to little Jenny. She passes it to Mum who generously shares it with Dad. Finally, Dad recovers. But wait! Little Jenny has come home from day care with a cold. And so, the cycle continues…
Parents, we know that looking after sick children is hard work. And we know you want to take some control, to protect and improve your family health.
Let’s look at some easy tips and tricks that can help boost the immune health of your whole family every day.
What daily habits can you make to support your immune health?
The pillars of immune health are:
- a healthy diet
- regular exercise
- adequate sleep
- normal stress levels
Optimising diet, exercise, sleep and stress can strengthen your immune system, helping you ward off infections and heal faster.
On the other hand, suboptimal diet, irregular exercise, inadequate sleep and high stress levels may leave you vulnerable to bugs and germs. Let’s look at each of these pillars in turn.