As a body ages, the immune system becomes more fallible, leave it increasingly vulnerable to viral attack. The older you get, the more likely a seemingly benign cold or flu can develop into something more serious. The tips below will help you develop and maintain a strong immune system
Wash your hands.
Whenever you wash your hands, sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to yourself. This will ensure that you wash your hands long enough to get rid of germs. Antibacterial soap is not necessary. Any kind of soap is effective as long as you do lather up for 30 seconds.
Cough into your sleeve.
Stop sneezing into your hands. Instead, aim for the crook in your elbow or your shoulder. That way you do not touch your nose, eyes, or mouth with your hand and you are less likely to pass on germs.
Aim for 8 hours of sleep
Sleep allows your body to rest and restore its energy levels. Without restful sleep, we become irritable, inattentive and more prone to accidents.