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Age affects our bodies in many ways, including weakening our immune systems. 

While it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your immune system strong when you are young, it becomes even more important as you age. In fact, respiratory infections, including pneumonia and influenza, are the leading causes of death for people over the age of 65, so, as a senior, keeping your immune system strong is absolutely essential. Check out our latest blog to learn about the immune boosting tips that our in home care experts in Durham have already gone over. Keep reading to learn more:

#3. Reduce stress in your life. 

Stress can affect your health negatively in so many ways, and it can even suppress your immune system. Take steps to reduce stress in your life. Take a yoga class, learn a new hobby or simply take a few minutes to just sit and relax — all of these things can help you reduce stress.

#4. Make exercise a priority. 

Exercise will not only keep you strong and reduce your risk of falling, it will also minimize your stress! Even a small amount of moderate exercise, like going for a short walk, can make a huge difference in your health and strengthen your immune system.

#5. Look on the bright side.

A positive attitude can go a long way, and it can even boost the feel-good hormones in the brain, called endorphins. Even if you aren’t feeling overly positive or chipper, smile! When you smile, it actually tricks your body into thinking that you are happy!

Learn about more ways to boost your immune system by staying tuned for our next blog.

Our lifestyle driven care model incorporates activities specifically chosen to nurture the mind, body and spirit of each individual. LiveWell lifestyle activities include gardening, photography, creative writing, visiting artists and lecturers, dance and fitness, pet therapy, children visits, music therapy and community service.

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We recognize how precious each moment is for our aging loved ones. Our custom designed care programs build on the unique moments of each individual’s daily life to foster an environment where each day is filled with encouragement, achievement and wellbeing.

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LiveWell's care philosophy embraces aging as a unique and precious opportunity in one's life for discovery, growth and restorative activities, not a time for idleness, decline and despair. We want to help our clients and residents celebrate each of life's moments!

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