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5 Tips Para Sa Pampalakas ng Immune System ni Lolo at Lola

Now that you have the means to take care of your lolo and lola, here are effective tips you can help them do at home to ensure their immunity is in tip-top shape!

Sudden changes in the weather or home environment can make you more vulnerable to harmful airborne pathogens. It's especially difficult to stay healthy during flu season when it seems like everyone you know is tending an itchy throat and runny nose.

But the ones most at-risk during these times are your lolo and lola, who have a weaker immune system at their age. Though seniors are not immunodeficient, they are more vulnerable to sickness brought by foreign antigens, making them more at risk of catching influenza.

And that is why it's important for older adults to not only prevent sickness, but also maintain a strong immune system to reduce the possibility of them getting sick.

At MyPharma, we aim to make healthcare more accessible to your family. In this article, we share five tips on how you can help your lolo and lola keep their immune system at an optimal state even in old age.

1. Magluto ng mga masustansyang pagkain

The body needs essential vitamins and minerals to support the immune system sufficiently. These can be obtained by consuming fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. So when making meal plans for the family, ensure you have all these food groups covered.

2. Samahan sila mag-exercise

Regular exercise and physical activity help maintain physical strength and mental health. It also aids in preventing diseases and slowing down the aging process.

Exercise options suitable for senior citizens include brisk walking, swimming, yoga, and tai chi. Be sure to consult a doctor before starting any fitness program. You may also visit our previous article, where we discuss why you should invite lolo and lola to exercise.

3. Bigyan sila ng panahong magpahinga

Adequate sleep and rest are important in maintaining good health and strengthening the immune system. Ensure that lolo and lola have complete sleep and allow them to rest and relax daily.

Encourage them to do social activities which can boost their mental health. Having hobbies they can do with others, like reading, playing board games, or dancing can help maintain their cognitive health.

4. Bigyan sila ng vitamins pampalakas ng resistensya

The immune system naturally weaken as we age. This phenomenon is called immunosenescence which decreases one's ability to fight off infections and diseases.

Although its effects cannot be completely overturned, there are some proven benefits to multivitamins and mineral supplementation, which may even help reduce the severity of illnesses in older adults.

Make sure that these vitamins and minerals are available to your lolo and lola!


This mineral plays a vital role in the immune system as it supports immune cell function, has antioxidant properties, supports in wound healing, and counteractive any negative effects of chronic diseases on their immunity.

Vitamin C

This popular vitamin is known for boosting immunity and overall health. You can get this vitamin easily from fruits like oranges, guavas, and papayas.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is the way to go if you want to strengthen your immune function while maintaining your bone health. Taking a daily morning walk is a great way to get Vitamin D.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 helps maintain normal nerve function and provides energy. This vitamin can be found in lean meats, seafood, and dairy products.

5. Bigyan sila supplements katulad ng Centrum Silver Advance

Your lolo and lola deserve only the best when it comes to their daily supplements. Good thing that there's Centrum Silver Advance which can be an all-around supplement for seniors who want to support their health from A to Zinc.

What Age Can Take Centrum Advance?

Centrum Silver Adults is formulated especially to help meet the nutritional needs of older adults (aged 50 years old and over). This age-appropriate multivitamin supplement is ideal as it ensures that your lolo and lola receive the proper levels of vitamins and minerals their body needs at this stage of life.

Aside from these tips we've shared, having regular health check-ups and keeping up with vaccinations are also vital for your lolo and lola. With the help of their doctor, you'll have proper guidance on what appropriate vaccines and medical examinations are needed.

Don't let age be a barrier to your grandparents enjoying their vibrant life. Take care of your lolo and lola and support them on their journey towards a lively and healthy aging process. — (MyPharma)

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