Flu season is here again and being sick still sucks. Boosting your immunity can help you avoid the ailment. Getting a massage and enjoying a good laugh are both shown to be immune boosters, as is listening to music. Taking a daily probiotic can also keep your body’s natural fauna at its prime and help you avoid infection.
- LAUGH IT UP Watch a favorite comedy or joke around with a friend to enhance immune function.
- Laughter, even when faked, can lower cortisol levels, a chemical linked to stress and illness, according to research at Loma Linda University in California.
- PICK A ROBOTIC Introduce “good” bacteria to help your immune system defend against infections, viruses and illness-causing bacteria, say researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.
“Laughter is the best medicine. Well, it can certainly help to ward off germs, at least. Along with mood-boosting music, a well-earned massage and a robotic supplement, putting your body into cold-fighting mode is simpler than you might imagine.”