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Napping to improve your immune system

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Getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep boosts your energy and makes you less susceptive to illness.

So, what if you are short on shuteye?  Keep your defenses up, and illnesses away, with a 30 minute nap.

The Science behind this is a quick nap boosts levels of a protein that strengthens your immune system.

It also helps keep immunity damaging stress levels from spiking, reports the Journal of Clincal Endocrinology and Metabolism.

No Time to Nap?  Sip Tea!

Drink three or more cups of caffeinated black tea daily and your immune system will respond five times more robustly to germs say experts at Bringham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Tea is rich in I-theanine, which keeps your immune system primed for actions.

If you are already diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder, try this or give us a call for more information.

Health and Wellness Associates

312-972-WELL

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