Everyone in your office is sniffling and sneezing, except that one person who never seems to take a sick day. What is their secret? It could be luck, but odds are the person in question is working hard year-round to build a healthy immune system.
The immune system defends the body from invading organisms and works to protect it from disease, sickness, and other damaging foreign bodies. When the immune system is working properly, all cells, tissues, and organs should be strong enough to fight off infection.
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Being exposed to the cold virus is just the beginning. Eventually it can get worse, resulting in the flu or a something more traumatic such as sensorineural hearing loss, pneumonia or Reye Syndrome.
It’s all up to you. If you want to avoid getting sick you need to put in the work to toughen your immune system. Follow these 20 secrets from people who never get sick and build your way to a sick-free year.
Get a massage
Those who never get sick usually go for frequent massages. They reduce stress and anxiety, minimize headaches, heal sport injuries, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and help build immunity. Swedish massages help relax and energize you; deep massages help with muscle damage; sports massages help prevent and treat injuries; and trigger point massages focus on areas of tight muscle fibers (Mayo Clinic).
Wash your hands
Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick. We touch bacteria-infested surfaces all day long and are constantly spreading germs to others. Therefore, one of the easiest ways to reduce the chance of infection is to wash your hands. Make sure you don’t forget your fingernails and forearms!
People who never get sick usually have a positive social network around them. Having good friends is very good for your health. According to the Mayo Clinic, friends increase your sense of belonging and purpose,boost your happiness, reduce your stress, improve your self-confidence, help you cope with traumas, and encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits. That being said, make your friends a priority and make sure you are a good friend to them as well.