I get super serious when talking about the immune system, and with reason. Duke Blue Devils Jerseys Chicago Cubs World Series Champions Jersey When we habitually do things that compromise the immune system we invite sickness and disease into our bodies. Air Jordan 14 Retro The system can only defend so much until it breaks down and gives in to the bad habits that we engage with over the course of many years. Nike Air Max Baratas baskets noires Asics Lyte Jogger This article was written to help give you 5 concrete suggestions to either start doing or stop doing in order to bolster our immune systems. Here are 5 things that compromise the immune system and possible health and wellness for some of us:

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  1. Chronic stress—the day-after-day stress you experience over job insecurity or a sick relative takes a toll on many aspects of your health, and most all your immunity. Zach Mettenberger – LSU Tigers nike air max 2016 goedkoop air max chaussures There is compelling scientific evidence chronic stress causes a measurable decline in the immune system’s ability to fight disease.
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  4. Being a Debbie downer—Studies show that glass-half-empty types don’t live as long as those who look on the bright side. When pessimists put a more positive spin on the calamities in their lives, they have less stress and better health. Donne Scarpe Air Jordan 4 asics sneakers sklep Look for reasons, however small, to feel fortunate every day. ULTRA BOOST Uncaged
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One of, if not the, most important habits we can develop to bolster our health & wellness is to pay particular attention to the immune system. One last note, the immune system plays a significant role in the gut, therefore gut health is extremely important. Kanken Mini Baratas nike air force 1 mid flax on feet Please read my article on Probiotics for gut health if interested.