6 Ways To Boost Your Immune System
During the scare of the on-going pandemic, people worldwide obsess over finding different ways to boost their immunity.
Frankly, we were one of them too!
Merely going for off-the-shelf supplements isn’t the solution. In fact, it can prove to be harmful to your body. One may end up facing a variety of complications, such as allergies and autoimmune diseases.
How to avoid this? – Go natural! Below, we have compiled a list of 6 natural ways that can help you boost your immune system long-term.
#1 You Are What You Eat!
Unfortunately, it’s true! Our diet plays a significant role in the functioning of our body. Hence, we must keep track of it and maintain a balance.
If you want to give that necessary kick to your immunity, try including the following micronutrients in addition to your routine, balanced diet –
- Vitamin B6 (fish, peanuts, oats, bananas)
- Vitamin C (citrus fruits, berries)
- Vitamin E (nuts, seeds, leafy vegetables)
- Vitamin D (salmon, mushroom, tuna)
- Zinc (whole grains, beans, nuts)
- Iron (dried fruits, beans, seafood)
Keep adding a hint of these in your meals daily to see significant results.
#2 Just a Little Bit Of Exercise!
Regular exercise and movement of our body ensure a good flow in our organs. The infection-fighting and immunity cells circulate inside us with this blood flow.
Even a 30-minute workout or three sets of 10-minute workouts daily are sufficient to maintain this flow in our bodies.
#3 Every Drop Of Water Counts!
Up to 70% of our body is water. Hence, water plays a vital role in its functioning.
There is a fluid present in our circulatory system called lymph. Lymph is mostly made up of water. This fluid is responsible for the circulation of immune cells throughout our body. Low water percentage in our body can result in low lymph count, meaning lower immunity.
#4 Hit On That Snooze Button!
Sleep is for the weak, right? – Wrong!
Sleeping is an essential human activity. It not only gives us the much needed physical and mental rest, but many other bodily functions take place while we are dozed off.
For example, the production of infection-fighting cells happens while we are sleeping. In case of lack of healthy sleep, our body becomes more prone to infections and diseases.
#5 Say Goodbye To Stress!
Or at least try to…
There are two mainstream types of stress in our lives – chronic and acute. While both are harmful to our body, chronic stress can result in harming our immune system.
How? When our body is under stress for a considerable span of time, it goes into fight or flight mode, inducing a specific stress response. This stress response weakens our immune and infection-fighting system. Hence, we become more prone to diseases.
#6 Clean Means Healthy!
Maintaining good hygiene practices leads to a healthier lifestyle. There is no rocket science involved here!
Germs and other infections can survive in our clothes and bodies for many hours, sometimes even days! Hence, we must follow regular hygiene. Some ways of doing that are –
- Washing hands regularly
- Covering our mouth while sneezing
- Properly sanitizing any cuts, wounds, or bites.
- Brushing at least once a day
These six tips can act like your knight in shining armor during this pandemic. Supplements may be an easy way out but for a long-term, healthy effect, try following these natural and steps.
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