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a woman pulls a face mask away and smells flowers
By Craig Cox
Many people who've recovered from COVID-19 lose their sense of smell or suffer from a condition called parosmia, which is a distorted sense of smell. Smell training would help.
a woman holds an orange hand weight close to the camera
By Michael Dregni and Maggie Fazeli Fard
Regular movement is one of the best ways to tamp down inflammation — and up your immunity.
a father and toddler eat yogurt
By Henry Emmons, MD
Boosting the gut’s healthy microbes can support a more positive outlook.
A road sign showing the COVID virus
By Mo Perry
COVID-19 is leaving many with a disturbing array of chronic symptoms. These functional-medicine strategies can help.
A variety of supplements
By Mo Perry
Many Americans are deficient in micronutrients, which can drag down immunity. These six supplements can help you rebuild your immune system.
Woman picking fruits and veggies from fridge
By Mo Perry
Looking to build your immune system? Start by eating immunity-boosting foods like turmeric, sauerkraut, and medicinal mushrooms.
Cutting board of healthy foods with the word "immunity"
By Mo Perry
A strong immune system is essential for health — in the face of a pandemic or otherwise. Learn how to build all-around resilience.
ayurveda
By Courtney Helgoe
Why the ancient healing art of Ayurveda is winning modern fans.
A man resting from training by lake
By Alisa Bauman
Smart athletes understand the value of backing off once in a while. Here's why.
A woman exhausted from a workout
By Alisa Bauman
Here are four common ways your body is telling you it needs a break — plus, how to get back on track.
illustration woman with shield
By Michael Dregni
Lifestyle factors — like exercise and nutrition — can boost your immunity.
Athlete runs uphill against sunset
By Jennifer Barrett
Is your body experiencing an energy shortage? Learn how your system creates and uses energy and you'll have a better shot at ramping up production to meet demand.
An orange sliced in half
By Courtney Helgoe
The recommended intake might be different if you have a chronic illness or are a smoker.
Hand shows the brain in the sun and sky.
By Pilar Gerasimo
Like it or not, emotions share some very real biochemical links with your nervous, endocrine, immune and digestive systems. Isn't it time you learned something about how your body responds to what you feel—and vice versa?
an illustrated profile of a head with a piece of citrus fruit representing the brain
By Courtney Helgoe
This essential nutrient supports nearly every aspect of health.
Woman wearing a mask to protect her from Covid-19
By Michael Dregni
It's all about the "viral inoculum theory," according to infectious-disease experts.
illustration
By Alyssa Ford
Your immune system works to keep you healthy 24 hours a day. Here's how to help it operate at peak efficiency.
Couple Working Out
By Catherine Guthrie
Regular exercise also gives you a healthy, glowing look and an unmistakable va-va-voom that you just can’t get any other way.
illustration of kettlebell with a heart
By Experience Life Staff
Regular physical activity can help us recover more quickly, heal more easily, and get an edge over all kinds of disease and injury. In fact, exercise may just be nature’s best medicine.
illustration of a person running to build immunity
By Craig Cox
Exercise is an immune booster, but if you've been exposed to or are recovering from COVID-19, you might want to take it easy, according to a recent analysis.
A 3D rendering of a T cell
By Michael Dregni
Coronavirus antibodies might not be long-lasting, but the latest research has found new hope for battling the virus — your adaptive T cells. And it may lead the way to a vaccine.
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