9 Ways You Weaken Your Immune System

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When things like disease pandemics are in the news, many people start giving some extra consideration to the health of their immune system. After all, it is without a doubt, your single most important defense against any kind of sickness or disease. Most of us do things every day that weaken our immune system, and although changing habits can be very difficult, it is something that could be well worth it in the long run. Take a a look at just a few ways you could be doing harm to your immune system, and you may want to consider making some lifestyle changes.

1. Not Socializing

This idea may not seem like it makes a lot of sense, since it would be easy to believe that socializing with more people makes it more likely that you’ll catch something from someone else. It turns out that the apparent benefits to our immune outweighs any chance of catching something. It’s now known that socializing helps decrease anxiety and depression, which can both do harm to your immune system. Researchers have found that people who take the time out of their busy schedule to relax and socialize are better able to fight off sickness.

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