How to combat aging caused by the immune system
Have you heard about the immune system? Well, who hasn’t? You know, it is the body’s first line of defense against harmful viruses, germs, and bacteria. But the immune system plays a much more valuable role than this. It helps keep your body healthy. This keeps you from getting potentially deadly diseases like inflammation, Alzheimer’s, and various types of cancer when you’re younger. The immune system does age with time and its ability to protect your body from the ‘medical elements’ slowly disappears. You end up getting more debilitating diseases. Y9ou also end up aging as a result. However, you’ll learn how you can stop or even reverse aging caused by a less effective immune system.
Tips to stop the immune system caused the aging process
Your immune system will become less effective with time. Modern medicine still has no idea how to prevent this. However, medical researchers have uncovered some useful tips:
- Get all necessary vaccinations and shots whenever necessary - yes, there are actually certain shots and vaccinations you can get as you get older that will keep you from getting sick often. One of them is the flu shot. Make sure to get this in the fall every year! Another is the pneumonia vaccine. Believe it or not, these shots do more than just prevent certain potentially deadly illnesses, they can help you live a much healthier life for longer!
- Do about 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily - okay, so while you don’t have to pump iron at the gym for half an hour a day, regular aerobic exercise strengthens your immune system. This is partly because it strengthens your heart. It also flushes the toxins out of your body - this in itself strengthens your immune system. A simple half an hour brisk walk or a light jog around your neighborhood every day is enough to help you live a longer and healthier life.
- Remember the old saying about “an apple a day!” - it turns out that’s not just an old wive’s tale or a new urban legend. Apples are healthy food and if you eat them along with other healthier foods, you’ll give your immune system the nutrients and support it needs to stay healthier and younger for longer. This will help slow the natural aging process for you.
- Quit the cancer stick - if you smoke, quit as soon as possible. If you don’t smoke, keep it that way. Your immune system will thank you. Smoking lowers the effectiveness of your immune system by disturbing the natural balance of anti-oxidants to free radicals in your body in the favor of free radicals. In other words, it pumps many harmful chemicals into your body and sets your immune system off guard as it does so. That’s why people who are heavy smokers are more likely to develop many types of cancers and other deadly diseases/illnesses as they age.
You can control your own destiny
Well, you can control your own destiny to a certain extent. While there is no ‘magic pill or treatment’ that you can take or follow that will keep your immune system in the same condition it was in when you were two, you can make the following lifestyle changes discussed above that will allow you to keep your immune system fresher for longer!