When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it. Inflammation can be uncomfortable, but it means that the body is starting to heal itself.
June 25, 2021
Hello, it’s finally summer! Welcome to the best time of the year to let loose and have fun. However, you need to keep your body in tip-top shape to make the most of the season.
With a strong immune system, you can ward off illnesses and enjoy your summer to the max. Follow these health tips to build your body’s natural immunity against sickness!
When in doubt, work out! Exercise can do wonders for your body, including your immune system. In fact, studies show that moderate exercise boosts the effectiveness of vaccines in people with compromised immune systems and encourages cell regeneration. 
Try to make exercise a part of your weekly routine. Make it a regular habit for at least three times a week, even if it’s just easy activities like jogging or light yoga.
Pile on the veggies.
Don’t overlook your greens. Vegetables such as broccoli, red bell peppers, and spinach are packed with antioxidants like Vitamin C, which can boost your immune system and reduce inflammation. 
If you want to enjoy a truly balanced meal, a good rule of thumb is to fill half of your dinner plate with non-starchy vegetables. 
Get enough shut-eye.
Sleep is crucial in boosting your immune system as it is when your body regenerates and repairs itself from the stresses of the day. Researchers found that adults who slept fewer than 6 hours each night are more likely to catch a cold than those who slept 6 hours or more each night.
It may be hard at first, but make it a point to aim for at least 7 hours of sleep every night!
Seek out stress relief.
Although stress is a given in our day-to-day, it’s important to find a healthy outlet to release it. When undealt with, long-term stress can promote inflammation and imbalances in your immune cell functions.
Look into stress-relieving habits such as daily meditation or journal keeping in order to release your pent-up anxieties and worries.
Say hello to supplements.
Make taking your vitamins a daily habit! It’s a quick and convenient way to give your immune system the support it needs.
Pharex C’s Vitamin C is a supplement that helps increase the body’s resistance from viruses and sickness. It is non-acidic and retails at only P6.75 per capsule.
With Pharex C, one pill a day keeps the doctor away!
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