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Boosting Your Immune System May Help Fight Off COVID-19 Infection

As many dental hygienists return to work amid the global pandemic, boosting the immune system is one way to strengthen your armor against COVID-19 infection. While a healthy diet and exercise are the standards of healthy living, there may be additional strategies to help get your immune system in fighting shape. Ensuring you get more than 10,000 steps per day; incorporating stress reduction strategies such as Tai Chi, meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation; consuming foods high in vitamin C (citrus, red bell peppers, and spinach) and zinc (shellfish, dairy, beans, and nuts); and supplementing with vitamin D are key to supporting a thriving immune system. Read more here.

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