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Self-Care Tip: Tips for Boosting Immunity for the Long Haul


Stay well by taking care of your body and prevent infection by using these daily safety measures.

No magic pills or powders! You hear these tips often because they work.

  • Exercising regularly: Experts recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet that is high in fruits and vegetables. Eat the rainbow.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight: Work with your doctor if you have questions around your weight.

  • Getting quality sleep: Set a schedule and routine for sleep and practice good sleep hygiene.

  • Reducing stress and developing good coping mechanisms, like meditation, exercise, or hobbies.

  • Quitting smoking: If you smoke, you can get support to help you quit.

  • Drinking alcohol only in moderation, if at all: Limit the amount of alcohol you keep in the house or limit the number of glasses/bottles you drink.

  • Taking steps to prevent infection: This includes wearing masks, washing your hands frequently, and practicing social distancing.

Source: University of Maryland Medical System

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