A NEEDFUL BOOST!
The immune system is like your army of soldiers, guarding against damage and disease-causing pathogens. How do you keep the army strong? This system might be a complex one but not a hard one when it comes to taking care of it.
Here are some easy ways:
The Natural Boost
Choosing a healthy lifestyle for yourself is the best step you can take toward a healthy and strong immune system, naturally. The benefits of regular exercise can never be undermined. It could be as simple as brisk walking or as complex as a good resistance workout involving at your gym sessions. Good health is directly proportional to a healthy immune system, and exercising is something you can never go wrong with when it comes to keeping fit.
Going back to school might be too much to ask for. A quick lesson on “good habits” should help. Washing hands properly, covering your mouth while you are sneezing or coughing, are actually the golden rules to avoid contact with infection-causing germs.
Cutting down on those midweek booze trips and frequent smoke breaks can boost the immune system a lot. Moderation is the key to longevity, and this is true for your immune system as well. Indulging in citrus foods is a double do-gooder. Beat the summer with some Vitamin C and boost your immune system naturally at the same time! Grapefruits, lemons, oranges can help you ride the Vitamin C wave. Other foods that should become a part of your diet include garlic, bell peppers, ginger, mushrooms and a good dose of yogurt.
Chronic stress and lack of sleep can hamper your immune system to function normally. A 15-minute meditation cycle can help you keep calm and clear your mind, while also making sure you are getting a good night’s sleep. Taking some time out for yourself to indulge in a friendly neighborhood match, a walk in the park or a yoga session is a great boost to your mental and physical health. Scientists have found that meeting and having fun with your loved ones has innumerable benefits, for your immune system too! So don’t take a back seat and miss out on those family reunions.
Boosting with supplements
Studies have indicated that taking supplements helps in the reduction of incidences of certain infections. Probiotics and multivitamins are a great source of supplements to boost your immune system. The most common supplements contain vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E, along with certain micronutrients like zinc and selenium. They also include herbal ingredients like ginger that are natural boosters of immunity.
It is always better to consult a nutritionist when you are about to decide on taking supplements. They will help you with the specifics based on many factors they test your body for before recommending a particular supplement which is best suited.
So go ahead and give your army the cheer it needs to stay strong!