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  • Writer's pictureDonna

5 Saboteurs Of Your Immune System

Now, boosting your immune system is great… but it could all be for nothing if your

daily habits are making your immune system weaker.

I’ve realized that many people are still making five critical mistakes that are actively sabotaging your immune system. All the vitamins in the world can’t help you if you don’t have the right habits in place.

Here are the five most common habits that actively sabotage your immune system:

Staying up too late

If you’re regularly staying up late and waking up early, your body is at risk. Sleep is

essential for a strong, healthy immune system, and lack of sleep drastically increases

your risk of getting sick.

Make sure you’re prioritizing your sleep, even on the weekends!

Pushing yourself too hard

If you’re constantly feeling burned out trying to keep up with your busy lifestyle, your

immune system will struggle to keep up. High stress levels increase inflammation

throughout your entire body, making you feel even worse.

Be sure to take time to relax and recharge—you want to care for your body to keep it

healthy, rather than run it into the ground.

Eating a diet lacking in vital nutrients

If you’re not eating plenty of fruits and vegetables every day, your immune system

doesn’t stand a chance. Your body needs a steady stream of vitamins, minerals, and

antioxidants to stay healthy, and food is your best source.

Certain supplements can help fill in the gaps, but you should still make an effort to

consume at least 3-4 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every single day.

Lack of hygiene

This is less of a concern since the coronavirus started, but I still see people making

hygiene mistakes.

If you’re out in public, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly, and avoid

touching your face. Your hands can pick up all kinds of nasty germs and bacteria, and

if you touch your face, you’re giving that bacteria an easy way to access your body.

Chronic inflammation

Finally, suffering from chronic inflammation is terrible for your body, and may even

cause your immune system to become overactive, and begin attacking healthy joints

and tissue in your body.


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